Reina Sofia Museum - Dorothea Tanning: Behind the Door, Another Invisible Door

Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012) is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most important and multifaceted women artists, an association, however, which she spurned: “Women artists. There is no such thing — or person. It’s just as much a contradiction in terms as ‘man artist’ or ‘elephant artist’. You may be a woman and you may be an artist; but the one is a given and the other is you”.
The exhibition revolves around themed rooms drifting through the periods which were integral to Tanning’s career — spanning childhood and family scenes, girls dressed in Victorian clothing, baroque and bucolic nudes, red-rock deserts, and representations of flowers, highly pertinent in her mature work. Moreover, her installations include Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot [Poppy Hotel, Room 202] (1970–1973), with amorphous sculptures inviting visitors to see, feel and be part of the surreal world she inhabits.
 
madrid_reina_tanning_001.jpg
Dorothea Tanning, Birthday, 1942, Oil on canvas, Philadephia Museum of Art © VEGAP, Madrid, 2018

can_signs_duration.JPG  From October 3, 2018 to January 7, 2019
can_signs_address.JPG  Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid (see map below)
can_signs_metro.JPG  Atocha
can_signs_website.JPG  www.museoreinasofia.es

Share this article

Media