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Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction @theMcMullen

  • McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College 2101 Commonwealth Avenue Brighton, MA, 02135 United States (map)
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Displaying works on paper by fourteen leading Spanish abstract artists, Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction examines many of the first artists associated with the now renowned Museo de Arte Abstracto Español. Founded in Cuenca, Spain by Fernando Zóbel in the 1960s during the repressive regime of General Francisco Franco, the Museo became a literal refuge for artists seeking an environment of collaboration and innovation. Perched in the “hanging houses” of the medieval city, the Museo supported resistance against the current cultural and political climate by providing artists practicing abstraction with workshops to create prints and galleries in which to display them. Featured in the exhibition are works by Fernando Zóbel, Gustavo Torner, Gerardo Rueda, Eusebio Sempere, Eduardo Chillida, Manuel Millares, Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura, José Guerrero, Manuel Hernández Mompó, Joan Hernández Pijuan, Pablo Palazuelo, Jordi Teixidor, and José María Yturralde.