Antoni Tàpies. From Object to Sculpture (1964–2009)

October 4, 2013 – January 19, 2014

This is the first comprehensive, in-depth retrospective of Antoni Tàpies’s sculptures and objects from his entire career, spanning nearly five decades from the 1960s to the present day.
Based on the idea of assemblage, Tàpies developed an interest—which he maintained throughout his life—in the formal and conceptual aspects of producing objects and sculptures, a line of research that allowed him to express specific interests and artistic preoccupations.
Featuring a wide variety of media and materials, this show explores Tàpies’s thematic, conceptual and chronological continuity in the production of sculptures and objects, offering new readings and perspectives on this artist’s influence on the art of his time.

Antoni Tàpies
The Armchair (La Butaca), 1970
Painting on bronze
88 x 90 x 87 cm
Col·leció Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
© Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona/VEGAP, Bilbao, 2013. Source of the images: VEGAP Image Bank