Commented visits: Julie Mehretu – Universal History of All and Nothing.

February 07, 19:00h

Organised in conjunction with the Serralves-Museum Foundation in Oporto, the Botín Centre presents Julie Mehretu - Universal History of All and Nothing, the most important solo exhibition to date in Europe devoted to this artist, who is internationally considered to be one of the leading painters of her generation.

Over the past two decades, Julie Mehretu has deployed a corpus of extraordinarily coherent and powerful work.  The exhibition offers an extensive vision of the work of this artist and on the parallel role played by drawing in her creative practice. The selection of paintings is particularly significant as it is representative of the period following 11-S, a period in which war and its spectacle have become an everyday event and in which violence, racism and crimes against humanity hardly produce a weak warning sound in today's radar.  In its following of the evolution of Mehretu's work throughout this time, Universal History of All and Nothing brings an active and ongoing reflection of painting as a means that talks to us from the present to the foreground.

Commented visit of October 25, with Orlando Britto.

Orlando Britto, cultural manager, art critic and independent curator of contemporary art exhibitions and projects, current Artistic Director of the Atlántico Modern Art Centre (CAAM) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, will highlight the importance of artists and their works in contemporary creation and in the construction of today's history.

Commented visit of October 25, with Marta Mantecón

Marta Mantecón, graduate in History of Art, curator of exhibitions, coordinator of cultural projects, contemporary art and visual culture researcher and writer will unveil the multiple visual and cultural layers in Julie Mehretu's work from the post-colonial perspective.

Commented visit of October 25, with Benjamin Weil

Benjamin Weil, Artistic Director of the Botín Centre, will offer an interesting vision of Julie Mehretu's painting and the importance of drawing in her creative practice.


Exhibition room 2


Young people and adults


General admission: 6 € Buy

Friend admission: 3 € Buy

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