A year of exhibitions at the MIC in Faenza between Barceló and Picasso

Scheduled for a year of exhibitions at the MIC in Faenza: 2019 will feature Miquel Barceló and Pablo Picasso.

Faenza’s MIC is planning a year of major exhibitions: 2019 will be focused on original projects aimed at enhancing its permanent collections.

On viewuntil April 28, 2019 is the Aztecs, Mayans, Incas and the Cultures of Ancient America exhibition curated by Antonio Aimi and Antonio Guarnotta on the MIC’s collection featuring more than a thousand ceramic and textile artifacts from pre-Columbian culture.

Scheduled for late May is the first anthological exhibition dedicated to the ceramic production of Spanish artist Miquel Barceló, among Spain’s most significant artists of the contemporary neo-expressionist and gestural scene of the 1980s. The artist began experimenting with ceramics in the mid-1990s in Africa. The exhibition will be curated by Irene Biolchini and Cécile Pocheau Lesteven: Barceló’s works will dialogue with the museum’s permanent collection.

In addition, the most anticipated exhibition of the year will open onNovember 1, 2019: Picasso. The Challenge of Ceramics curated by Harald Theil and Salvador Haro, with the participation of Claudia Casali and Valentina Mazzotti, produced in collaboration with the Musée Picasso in Paris. Sixty unique pieces from the Paris museum will be exhibited along with several works by Picasso that the artist himself donated to MIC to help rebuild the contemporary collection destroyed by bombing in World War II. The exhibition analyzes for the first time Picasso’s sources of inspiration with the great classics, starting with artifacts in the Faenza collections.

Finally, starting February 23, 2019, the Project Room will display restored majolica from the Correr collection from the MIC’s restoration workshop whose restorers, after a ten-year wait, saw the birth and subsequent registration in the national order of ceramic restorers.

For info: www.micfaenza.org

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on non-holiday Mondays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Image: Ceramics by Miquel Barceló

A year of exhibitions at the MIC in Faenza between Barceló and Picasso
A year of exhibitions at the MIC in Faenza between Barceló and Picasso

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