The Musée national Picasso-Paris opens the exhibition Celebracício Picasso. ¡The collection takes color!, within the program promoted by the Museum itself and the Spanish National Commission for the Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, which, with the support of the Governments of Spain and France, pays tribute to the artist on the 50th anniversary of his death, with a program of international scope. The exhibition, curated by Cécile Debray and Joanne Snrech, under the artistic direction of Paul Smith, will be open to the public from March 7 to August 27.
The Musée national Picasso-Paris, main lender and coordinator of Celebración Picasso 1973-2023, will invite you to rediscover the work of Picasso with a selection of masterpieces from its collection to which Sir Paul Smith has given a visual context through a spectacular and very creative presentation of the works. The tour includes works by contemporary international artists with the aim of opening up new interpretations of Picasso's work. The work of Guillermo Kuitca, Obi Okigbo, Mickalene Thomas and Chéri Samba brings their reading to the artistic innovations of Malaga. This is the first of the two exhibitions that the museum has scheduled, the second one entitled Sophie Carrer. It's up to you, beautiful, and you can see it from October.
Cécile Debray was appointed president of the Musée national Picasso-Paris in November 2021. A curator by training, she was previously director of the Musée de l'Orangerie (2017-2021). She has been responsible for the modern collections of the Musée national d'art moderne / Center Pompidou (2008-2017), scientific advisor to the Administrator General of the RMN, responsible for the programming of the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (2005- 2008), curator of the Musée d'art modern de la Ville de Paris (2000-2005) and director of the Châteauroux museums (1997-2000).
Joanne Snrech is a heritage conservator. Previously, he was responsible for the modern and contemporary collections of the Rouen Museum of Fine Arts (2017-2020), where he participated in events such as La Ronde (2017-2020) or So British!, the itinerancy of the collections permanent lessons in collaboration with the Pinault Collection (2019-2020). Since 2020 he has been responsible for painting at the Musée national Picasso-Paris, where he has curated the exhibition Picture Picasso (2021-2022) and Picasso et l'Abstraction at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (2022).
Sir Paul Smith is one of the great British designers, recognized for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. The designer specializes in the inventive use of traditional craftsmanship to create modern pieces that are inspired by art and everyday life. With a passion for eclectic cultural references and understated combinations of prints and colors, the designer conveys a truly contemporary style by championing an open, curious and authentic approach to design.
The exhibition is part of the Celebración Picasso 1973-2023 program, with more than fifty exhibitions and events, which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death throughout 2023 in renowned cultural institutions in Europe and the United States .