Partnership


Partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

In January 2015, the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid signed an agreement concerning the loan of artworks for a indeterminate period. The first loan relates to 15 artworks, which have now become part of the museum’s permanent exhibition.

This unlimited-term partnership originated from the Museo Reina Sofía’s desire to expand its collection of post-war European works, ranging from art informel to Nouveau Réalisme, and the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art’s aim to make its collections accessible to the public. Thanks to this loan, the presence of several artists in the Museo Reina Sofía collection is strengthened, while others are displayed for the first time.

Two major symbolic works henceforth echo one another: Sarah by Jean Fautrier, loaned by the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, and Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Both were tributes to victims of war, comparable at the time with writers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Francis Ponge.

PRESS RELEASE

 

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid   FROM 19 fEBRUARY 2015

Is the War Over? Art in a Divided World (1945-1968)

 Curator : Rosario Peiró Carrasco

 

The collection covers the artistic transformations occurring in the post-war period, involving two different worlds and two antagonistic systems, the United States and the Soviet Union.

Following the blow that the Holocaust and World War II (which had its rehearsal in the Spanish Civil War) dealt to the utopian ambitions of the avant-garde, modernity isolated itself in its autonomy in order to explain the world. In contrast with this retreat into gestural and expressive abstraction, the society of consumerism took shape and a series of political changes deepened the polarization between the highly-individualistic, Western world and the Soviet collective ideal, two opposing, yet complementary poles. Art, despite its appearance of isolation, was embedded within this complex framework of discourse, where the battle for ideological hegemony was waged in cultural primacy.

Press review

ABC — 12.09.2015
« Sarah, de Fautrier, encabeza el préstamo de la Fundación Gandur al Reina Sofía »

© Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Works on loan

Niki de SAINT PHALLE
Tyrannosaurus Rex / The Monster / Tir Dragon [Study for King Kong]
Printemps 1963
Jean DUBUFFET
Portrait Cambouis
Décembre 1945
Jean FAUTRIER
Nature morte (Les Pommes à cidre)
Vers 1943
Jean TINGUELY
[sans titre]
1967
Karel (Christaan Karel, dit) APPEL
Figures
1952
Karel (Christaan Karel, dit) APPEL
Sans titre
Vers 1953
Jean-Michel ATLAN
Sans titre
1946
CÉSAR
Agrafage
1961
(Constant Anton, dit) CONSTANT (NIEUWENHUYS, dit)
Femme-oiseau
1949
Guillaume CORNEILLE (CORNELIS VAN BEVERLOO, dit)
Homme et bêtes
1951-1952
Jean DUBUFFET
Savonarole
Avril 1954
Jean FAUTRIER
Sarah
1943
Asger JORN
Den forhadte by
1951-1952
Mimmo (Domenico, dit) ROTELLA
Come un poema – suono
1960
Daniel (Daniel Isaac, dit) SPOERRI (FEINSTEIN, dit)
Ich darf nicht tanzen
Juin 1961
Bram VAN VELDE
sans titre [Paris: boulevard de la Gare] (à vérifier)
1956 [?]
WOLS
Composition
Vers 1948