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Close Up Fernando Zóbel at the 57th Venice Arts Biennale and more

Fernando Zóbel at the 57th Venice Arts Biennale and more

Fernando Zóbel at the 57th Venice Arts Biennale and more
By Philippine Tatler
May 18, 2017
Ayala Museum becomes the first Philippine museum to join the collateral event at Biennale Arte 2017 with its Fernando Zóbel exhibition

p. 26-3.jpgA replica of Fernando Zóbel’s studio is on display with his paintings from different periods in a permanent exhibition at Ayala Museum’s Third Floor Galleries

The work of celebrated Spanish-Filipino artist Fernando Zóbel joins an illustrious roster of events at this year’s La Biennale di Venezia. Titled Fernando Zóbel. Contrapuntos, the retrospective features Zóbel’s output from 1957 to 1962, the time when he developed his signature style. The exhibition also highlights the distinctive blend of Asian and Western techniques and influences in his work as seen in pieces like Saetas and Serie Negra. Zóbel is no stranger to the Biennale, having exhibited in the 1962 Biennale as part of the Spanish Pavilion.

p. 26-14.jpgZóbel stands with his work at a 1961 exhibition in Madrid

As a complementary event to the main exhibitions of the Art Biennale, Contrapuntos joins a showcase of artwork produced by artists from all over the globe.

Curated by Ditas Samson, Ayala Museum’s senior curator, and Madrid-based inter-media artist Guillermo Paneque, the exhibition runs from 13 May to 26 November in Venice, Italy.

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