Manolo Valdès

Manolo Valdès

Manolo Valdés, Reina Mariana, 2019, bronzo, cm. 172x126x78

Place: MANN - Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

City: Naples

Province: Naples

Start date: 27 Settembre 2023

End date: 06 Gennaio 2024

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The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN), together with the Ministry of Culture and the Contini Art Gallery presents from 27 September 2023 to 6 January 2024, in the Salone della Meridiana, a solo exhibition of the master Manolo Valdés. The famous Spanish artist will exhibit for the first time in Naples and Southern Italy. The exhibition will be illustrated on Monday 29 May, at 12.30 p.m., at a press conference in the MANN Auditorium. Valdés, represented by the Contini Art Gallery exclusively for Italy since 2016, draws on the Spanish artistic heritage, in particular Velázquez and Picasso, and the informal art of his immediate predecessors. Due to the uniqueness of the artist's vision and creative approach, Valdés's works are a very happy match for the spaces of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli in a juxtaposition that compares the research and experimentation of the new with the elegance and tradition of the ancient. This unprecedented encounter represents a new chapter in the constant cultural dialogue between the Mann and Spain, whose roots are in the very history of Naples, and which this year has already been enriched with the exhibition 'Picasso and the Ancient' (currently in progress, the only Italian one in the official calendar of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of his death) and with the forthcoming exhibition at the Museo Marítim in Barcelona 'Pompeya, el último gladiator', which enhances the treasures of the repositories.

Manolo Valdés (Valencia, Spain, in 1942) co-founded the Equipo Crónica group in 1964, a pioneering Pop Art collective. Since 1981, he has held solo exhibitions all over the world. Winner, among many others, of the Nacional de Bellas Artes España award, in 2007 he was awarded the title of Ordre national du Mérite by the President of the French Republic. The works of Manolo Valdés can be found in numerous public and private collections, among them: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Fundaciòn del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain; Kunsthalle, Kiel Germany; Kunstmuseum, Berlin, Germany; Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; Les Terrasses du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco. He currently lives and works between Madrid and New York.