Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
November 13th, 2020 – November 7th, 2021
Curator: Sergi Aguilar, director of Fundació Suñol and Àlex Mitrani, Curator of Modern Art of Museu Nacional
The Fundació Suñol, together with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, presents Intrusive Dialogues. Everything is the present, a project that brings together artworks from the Fundació Suñol with artworks from the collection of the Museu Nacional, scattered around different parts of the museum, through 1000 years of artistic creation.
What are the dialogues? Who are the intruders?
We present you with a free, open and permeable aesthetic experience, which allows us to become accomplices to the Intrusive Dialogues between contemporary creations of the second half of the 20th century and permanent collection artworks selected from over 1,000 years of history. Encounters that, through analogies or contrasts, or even through both at the same time, speak to us and challenge us to rethink our own lives with questions that only we can answer.
Here everything is the present, including the heritage that we will discover if we are able to sense it from the standpoint of today. The temporal and cultural logic has been deliberately broken down to evoke some of the great timeless issues of human existence.
This proposal stems from the public-private collaboration between the Museu Nacional and the Fundació Suñol; a further step in building the country’s artistic heritage around post-war art and the second avant-garde.
Open yourself up to the dialogue and dive into this project, which goes beyond the linear narratives of classical museography and frees us from the corset of academic models. A new way to visit the collection that is much more subtle, stimulating and provocative.
Evru/Zush. Zeyemax. Detail, 1974. Col·lecció Suñol Soler © Evru/Zush, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2020
Cercle del Mestre de Pedret. Absis de Santa Maria d’Àneu. Detail, finals del s. XI – inicis del s. XII. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya