Susana Solano participates in the collective exhibition "The Meaning of Sculpture" which opens today 15th October at the Fundació Miró in Barcelona


The sculptress Susana Solano (Barcelona, 1946) is taking part in the group exhibition "El sentido de la escultura" (The Meaning of Sculpture), presented today at the Fundació Miró in Barcelona by the curator and sculptor David Bestué.

The exhibition offers a survey of modern and contemporary sculptural practice from an asynchronous and heterogeneous perspective that also includes older works and objects without authorship. The exhibition is based on the ambition of 20th century sculpture to go beyond representation and the generation of images and also aims to explain the great transformation of this discipline over the course of the 21st century, with the application of new techniques and the emergence of new imaginaries and sensibilities.

The exhibition illustrates how sculpture has maintained a tense dialogue with reality, with the representation of objects, bodies and stories throughout its history, and how it continues to maintain links with the first expressions of the sculptural impulse. Thus, the hundred or so works selected by David Bestué are presented in seven areas and address issues such as the copying and representation of reality, experimentation with materials, the exploration of physical properties in sculpture, the relationship between object and subject, the relationship between sculpture and time, and the representation of the human figure and the expression of complex emotions such as sexual desire.

The exhibition begins in the pre-modern period, but focuses above all on the period between the beginning of the 20th century and the present day, with artists such as Antoni Gaudí, Julio González, Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Apel-les Fenosa, Lygia Clark, On Kawara, Robert Smithson, Bruce Nauman, David Medalla, Eva Lootz, Susana Solano, Pipilotti Rist and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others.

The title of the exhibition comes from the writings of the Peruvian poet and linguist Mario Montalbetti in which he defends "sense" literally, as a concept closer to the manifestation of a direction than to the fixation of a meaning.

Until 6 March at the Fundació Miró in Barcelona.
More information at the following link.