This is how Spain and France are preparing to commemorate it in 2023

In 2023, the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso will be commemorated and this Thursday the second session of the Executive Commission of the National Commission for the celebration has already taken place. It was the first encounter with the presence of Carlos Alberdi after the death of the former minister Joseph Guiraowho was the former curator of the project.

After the session, the anniversary logojointly developed with the Picasso-Paris National Museum. It is a sober design that allows it to adapt to different languages.

From next October, a program of temporary exhibitions on the figure of the painter will begin and will continue throughout 2023, the year Picasso died in the French town of Mougins, on April 8. This date marks the celebration of his work and his artistic heritage both in Spain and in France, but also internationally.

Over the next few months, nearly 40 exhibitions including 15 in Spain, which will take place in the main museums and centers of the country. The official program in Spain will take place, in addition to the Museu Picasso Barcelona, ​​​​the Museo Picasso Málaga and the Museo Casa Natal Picasso, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, at the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Fine Arts Museum of La Coruña, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Design Museum of Barcelona, ​​the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; MAPFRE Foundation, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Madrid and the Cine Doré of the Spanish Cinematheque.

[Pablo Picasso y los espejos de la visión]

They will also organize two academic conferences, an essential meeting place for scientific exchanges between researchers and experts on the artist’s work and an opportunity to prepare a historiographical study of Picasso’s work. Additionally, it will develop an awareness and education program in which the administrations of Malaga, La Coruña, Madrid and Barcelona collaborate closely, cities linked in particular to the life of the artist.

Binational Commission Spain-France

The French and Spanish governments have agreed to work together on a program of international scope through this binational commission which brings together the cultural and diplomatic administrations of the two countries. In close collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, which provided a wide distribution of the artist’s worksthrough the binational commission, the joint actions of the ministries of culture and foreign affairs of France and Spain are coordinated.

The official program of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 will reflect the work validity of the artist, plunging into new aspects of his work. “This binational commission gives reason to the trajectory of an essentially European artistwho, from a thorough knowledge of the heritage and principles of the cultural tradition of Europe, has projected symbols as universal as Guernicatoday a collective emblem in the defense of human rights”, specifies the Ministry of Culture.

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