The Cuban institution invites the panel dedicated to the life and work of the German artist Sigmar Polke, regarding the exhibition Music from an unknown source composed of 40 works made with the watercolor technique; which will have its opening on May 18.
According to the MNBA, the artistic production of Polke (1941-2010) is varied in terms of techniques and concepts, while his works ironically reflect the manipulation of the media through elements of modern painting, along with others of the mass culture, such as kitsch or advertising.
The exhibition, which will reach the transitory room of the Universal Art building thanks to the collaboration of the IFA and the Goethe Institute of Germany, places the winner of the Golden Lion at the 1986 Venice Biennale in the list of the most recognized creators of Europe.
Under the motto The strength of museums, the Cuban entity also reserves the virtual exhibition Painted Palettes. Spanish painting from the Museum of Havana (1909-1916), which evidences these instruments used by painters as a support for the work and not as a mere utensil.
Also noteworthy is the screening of the documentary Belkis Ayón. Engraving of restlessness, which approximates the enigmatic personality of a Cuban painter, engraver and teacher, considered one of the most prominent figures of Cuban art of the 20th century.
The audiovisual work by the Uruguayan researcher, professor and documentary maker based in the United States, Juana María Cordones-Cook, focuses on Ayón’s legacy to Latin American engraving.