Narrative Figuration at the IVAM
Considering the terrible weather which struck Valencia this weekend, we decided to restrict ourselves to indoor activities and went to the IVAM Modern Art Museum (location).
From September 18th to January 11th, 2009, you’ll have the chance to see an exhibit on Narrative Figuration, and we highly recommend it. Figurative Narration is a French movement from the 60s, which rose in opposition to abstraction and is highly correspondent to Pop Art. With an emphasis on story-telling, and a eye towards politics, crime and film, the art on display is nothing if not entertaining.
In fact, this is one of the few modern art exhibits I’ve ever found myself enthusiastic about. I isn’t all that cultur’d: one of those people who consider most modern art to be a gigantic piss-take on the world, where artistically untalented tricksters plop paint onto a canvass and then come up with some long-winded justification as to how it constitutes “art”. Case in point: almost everything in the IVAM’s concurrently running Abstraction exhibit is stuff I quite literally could produce myself. What I couldn’t do, perhaps, is put on horn-rimmed glasses & a scarf, and condescendingly explain how the red square represents the rage in my agitated heart, and… you see: notice the blue square! It’s the essence of water, cool and soothing. Yes, it’s spiritual, you see. It’s art, dahhling!
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