The exhibition Sculpture/Object was the first of various commemorative events for Fundació Suñol’s 5th anniversary, held in 2012. It showed 36 pieces from the Josep Suñol Collection -some of which had never been shown to the public- by 30 national and international artists, from the early avant-garde to the most daring proposals of the 1990s.
The aim was, on the one hand, to make a reading of the evolution of sculpture throughout the 20th century through the collection itself and, on the other, to highlight the relationship between sculpture and object, two opposing concepts that are synonymous at the same time, as analysed in the text of the exhibition catalogue.
Although the exhibition was based on the chronological process of sculpture, the different fields were not strictly ordered in a temporal order. Instead, the complicities that were established between the works were given more importance, leaving aside the years that could separate them.
In the same way, the criteria followed when creating a collection were to be valued from the rigour provided by the deep knowledge of contemporary art history, but also from the collector’s intuition.