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30.09.2022 - 14.01.2023
In September, the Fundació Suñol will present an exhibition where a selection of works from the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca by the Juan March Foundation will be exhibited in dialogue with the Suñol Soler Collection, contrasting the collecting of two patrons: Fernando Zóbel and Josep Suñol Soler, with contemporary works, in a project that will be curated by Glòria Picazo.
This is an exceptional occasion in which an innovative dialogue will be generated between the collections of Zóbel and Suñol and newly created contemporary art projects, understanding collecting as a look at art in continuous revision.
In 1966, Fernando Zóbel created the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in the municipality of Cuenca, a museum that captures the growing international interest in Spanish abstract art and which consolidates the exhibition and knowledge in Spain of artists such as Antonio Saura, Manuel Millares, Rafael Canogar, Luis Feito and José Guerrero, among many others. In addition, Zóbel wanted to give all the prominence to the artists, allowing the self-management of the equipment by them. In 1981, Zóbel donated nearly 700 works from the Collection to the Juan March Foundation.
For more than four decades, Josep Suñol Soler set up his contemporary art collection on the basis of establishing a friendly relationship with artists, museum managers, gallery owners and other professionals linked to the art world. In this spirit, the Suñol Soler Collection forms a particular but also a collective memory. In 2002, he created the Suñol Foundation with the aim of opening his collection to the public, with more than 1,000 works, and at the same time offering quality programming while supporting contemporary artistic production.