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Visit the exhibition “Pessoa: All Art Is a Form of Literature” at Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid until May 7

The theoretical work of Fernando Pessoa acted as a catalyst for the Portuguese avant-garde in the first decades of the 20th century

  • May 04, 2018 16:00
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid will be showing the Pessoa. All Art Is a Form of Literature exhibit from February 7th to May 7th 2018. The exhibition consists of numerous original documents and over 160 works by around 20 artists. Portuguese avant-garde art is analyzed visually through paintings, drawings, and photography, especially the contributions and unique character of the avant-garde movements created by Pessoa himself.

The title of the exhibition, “Pessoa. All Art Is a Form of Literature”, is based off of a quote by Álvaro de Campos, one of the most avant-garde heteronyms created by Fernando Pessoa and published in the influential Portuguese magazine Presença. As a counterpart of this exhibition, Museo Reina Sofía is also organizing a series of roundtables titled Pessoa: A Brief History of Modern Art, split into three sessions to examine the major Pessoan contributions, and their possible interpretations, to the present and to an alternative history of modern art.

Source: IStReS | Iberian Studies Reference Site



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