Look at Me!

Curator's Tour

December 7, 2017 / 18:00

Join us for a guided tour of the Look at Me!: Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection exhibition with the curator Nimfa Bisbe Molin. The tour will offer a unique insight to the works of the exhibition.

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shape a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

Nimfa Bisbe Molin
Nimfa Bisbe holds a degree in art history from the University of Barcelona (Spain) and a master in art history and museology from the University of Delaware (USA). In 1990 she joined the ”la Caixa” Foundation as a chief curator of the contemporary art collection. In 2002, she assumed the direction of the  “la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection and has since been in charge of acquisitions, exhibitions and publications. She has made the collection known by conducting different projects and curating numerous exhibitions in Spain and overseas. Her curatorial work also involved solo shows and specific projects on artists such as Omer Fast, Tony Oursler, Bestué and Vives, Botto & Bruno, Jeppe Hein, Pierre Huyghe, Nicolas Paris, and Soledad Sevilla at CaixaForum Barcelona.
 
The tour will be in English with consecutive Turkish translation.
 
Free of admissions, places are limited.
Please email resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. 

Temporary Exhibition

Look At Me!

The exhibition Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

Look At Me!

Shaping Forms  The Migrant Body / Shaping Ideologies

Shaping Forms The Migrant Body / Shaping Ideologies

Constituting the entirety of all the perceived aspects of an object creating their own order, form not only contains visual elements and characteristics, but can also help elucidate concepts. 

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

Transition to Sculpture

Transition to Sculpture

If Manolo Valdés’s paintings convey a search for materiality, his sculpture does so even more. Today, sculpture has taken over most of his workspace, his time, and his efforts.