This exhibition is a selected review of the six decades of visual work by Henri Michaux (b. 1899, Namur, Belgium; d. 1984, Paris, France), an unclassifiable figure in 20th-century art and literature, and a leading cult figure in the eyes of renowned artists such as Francis Bacon or Asger Jorn. Starting with Michaux’s first experiments with drawing and gouache during the 1920s and 1930s, The Other Side spans his multiple stages of experimentation up until his last works on canvas at the beginning of the 1980s. Organized in close collaboration with the Michaux Archives in Paris, this exhibition will present more than 200 works of art, including many works on paper never seen before and archival materials, along with important holdings from public and private collections. Henri Michaux: The Other Side is the first significant exhibition at a Guggenheim institution on the work of this author since the retrospective organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1978.
Curator: Manuel Cirauqui