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BEDRİ BAYKAM
AT THE PICASSO MUSEUM-BARCELONA


Bedri Baykam at the Picasso Museum-Barcelona in the group-show "Post Picasso: Contemporary Reactions"

 

Bedri Baykam will participate with his work "The Harem d'Avignon is 100 Years Old”, to the exhibition entitled, "Post Picasso: Contemporary Reactions" at the Picasso Museum-Barcelona, from March 7th to June 29th 2014. The show is curated by Professor Michael FitzGerald from the Trinity College (USA) who had already curated "Picasso and American Art" at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2006-2007).

42 artists are included in the show, including names like Jasper Johns, Faith Ringgold and Fred Wilson from the USA, Chéri Samba from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guillermo Kuitca from Argentina, Vik Muniz from Brasil, Folkert de Jong and Rineke Dijkstra from the Netherlands,
M. F. Husain and Atul Dodiya from India.

The exhibition will reveal the evidence of Picasso's importance for the art of the 21st Century. The show will reveal how Picasso's art and reputation continue to generate a fruitful dialogue with contemporary artists around the world, particularly his reputation as a paradigm of modernism, the issues of cultural hegemony galvanized by his introduction of non-Western sources into European art, and the debates over the position of painting and sculpture in contemporary practice. Similarly, the show will explore the impact of Picasso on artists working in a wide range of media, including video and photography, as well as painting and sculpture.

The exhibition will not include works by Picasso. The museum’s premier collection of his art will be on view in the permanent galleries to create a dialogue between the work of contemporary artists and Picasso.

Bedri Baykam will also participate on the 6th of March at 7.00 pm to the round table discussion around the exhibition which will be moderated by the curator of the exhibition Michael FitzGerald. The other speaker-artists will be: Ibrahim El-Salahi, Zhang Hongtu, Atul Dodiya ve Constanza Piaggio.