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Fundació Sorigué
IACCCA
Mar. 30 2019 - May. 24 2019
Mat Collishaw. Dialogues
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The Fundació Sorigué presents for the first time in Spain the work of Mat Collishaw, one of the world's most significant artists.

Mat Collishaw. Dialogues, the first exhibition organised by the Fundació Sorigué in Madrid, presents Collishaw's thought-provoking vision through some of his rarely seen pieces and seminal works.

The exhibition has been structured around two areas, corresponding to the two wings of the Pabellón Villanueva of the Real Jardín Botánico (Royal Botanical Garden) of Madrid. Each wing presents a dialogue with two preoccupations of Collishaw’s work: nature and art history.

The natural world often contains hostile and cruel environments, which humans have tendency to idealise and romanticise. Collishaw’s work examines man’s domination of the natural world, our morals and our deeds.

Collishaw often restages and reimagines key historical works of art, using current language and contemporary mediums. In this part of the exhibition there is a dialogue between Collishaw’s works and the masterpieces of the neighbouring Museo Nacional del Prado (Prado Museum). Collishaw's relationship with the museum dates back to the creation of the video Blind Date in 1997. The artist documented how he flew blindfolded from London to see Las Meninas by Velázquez, so as to focus on the painting and avoid interruption by other 'visual stimuli'.

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The Fundació Sorigué presents for the first time in Spain the work of Mat Collishaw, one of the world's most significant artists.

Mat Collishaw. Dialogues, the first exhibition organised by the Fundació Sorigué in Madrid, presents Collishaw's thought-provoking vision through some of his rarely seen pieces and seminal works.

The exhibition has been structured around two areas, corresponding to the two wings of the Pabellón Villanueva of the Real Jardín Botánico (Royal Botanical Garden) of Madrid. Each wing presents a dialogue with two preoccupations of Collishaw’s work: nature and art history.

The natural world often contains hostile and cruel environments, which humans have tendency to idealise and romanticise. Collishaw’s work examines man’s domination of the natural world, our morals and our deeds.

Collishaw often restages and reimagines key historical works of art, using current language and contemporary mediums. In this part of the exhibition there is a dialogue between Collishaw’s works and the masterpieces of the neighbouring Museo Nacional del Prado (Prado Museum). Collishaw's relationship with the museum dates back to the creation of the video Blind Date in 1997. The artist documented how he flew blindfolded from London to see Las Meninas by Velázquez, so as to focus on the painting and avoid interruption by other 'visual stimuli'.

Real Jardín Botánico 2, Plaza Murillo,
28014 Madrid, Spain