“Painting and Other Stuff” is the current exhibition of the artist Kerry James Marshall at the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid. Until the 26th of October 2014, the museum, in collaboration with M HKA (Antwerp), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen) and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona), will exhibits Kerry James Marshall’s artworks around the theme of Blackness. New artworks will also be exhibited at the Reina Sofia Museum.
"The exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff has been put together to form one of the most expansive selections of works devoted to this North American artist. The body of work of Kerry James Marshall (Birmingham, Alabama, 1955; currently resident of Chicago) is assembled through the creative exploration of themes related to life, culture and Afro-American history, approached through multiple lenses to provide new visions of issues connected to racial politics, cultural representation and social emancipation.
Throughout his oeuvre, Marshall has constantly reflected upon “blackness”, a key concept from the very beginning of his output. Vindicating what he himself terms “black identity” a polysemic idea loaded with visual, cultural and aesthetic implications committed to counterbalancing the absence of black culture in museum spaces, something he feels has marginal representation, in terms of both themes and artists. Therefore, he establishes a counter-archive approach that reverses dominant visual culture, raising questions related to legitimation, power and marginalisation within the history of art".
Practical Information :
Reina Sofia Museum, Calle Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid / Tel. (+34) 91 774 1000 / Opening Time : Monday to Saturday : from 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday : from 10:00 to 19:00, Closed on Tuesday/ http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en