"The Madness of See". See, see more, see always more. Seeing is not being.
José María Sicilia
From January 20 to April 16, 2017
Seeing is not the sum of knowledge that comes from seeing, but the fissure, the nonsense in the interior of seeing, the strange accident. " José María Sicilia
La Locura del Ver, Museo Casa de la Moneda, Real Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, Spain, until April 16, 2017
In the context of the Tomás Francisco Prieto Prize, the Casa de la Moneda Museum presents the work of the Spanish artist José María Sicilia (born in 1954), which brings together a number of important creations, representative of the last three years and inspired by his frequent travels, Particularly the Middle East and Japan.
José María Sicilia has devoted much of his pictorial inquiry to interrogating the immaterial space between art and life, Eros and Thanatos. Beyond its immediate beauty, the works of José María Sicilia take us to border territories, where the memory is put into abyss.
His latest exhibitions include those at the Musée Delacroix, Paris; Palacete of the Embarcadero, Santander; Center Pompidou Metz; Matadero Madrid; Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima; Holy Charity of Seville, Seville; Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki; Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.
The works of José María Sicilia are present in important public and private collections in Europe and the United States and Asia, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M + Museum, Hong Kong; Musée National d'Art Moderne / Center Pompidou, Paris; CAPC Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux; Fundació Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona; Contemporary Art Collection, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona; CAAM, Atlantic Center of Modern Art, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; National Museum Reina Sofía Art Center, Madrid; Collection Bank of Spain, Madrid; Collection Community of Madrid, Madrid, among others.
This text is Honorbly extracted from museocasadelamoneda.es by Hoomartgallery.com.