Turkish artist Bedri Baykam to participate in Picasso exhibition
Artist Bedri Baykam will participate in the exhibit with his work ‘The Harem d’Avignon is 100 Years Old.’Turkish artist Bedri Baykam will participate with his work “The Harem d’Avignon is 100 Years Old” at the exhibition “Post Picasso: Contemporary Reactions” at the Picasso Museum-Barcelona from March 7 to June 29.
The show is curated by Professor Michael Fitzgerald from Trinity College in the United States.
Forty-two artists are participating in the show, including names like Jasper Johns, Faith Ringgold and Fred Wilson from the U.S., Chéri Samba from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guillermo Kuitca from Argentina, Vik Muniz from Brazil, Folkert de Jong and Rineke Dijkstra from the Netherlands and M.F. Husain and Atul Dodiya from India.
The exhibition will reveal the evidence of Picasso’s importance for the art of the 21st century. The show will reveal how Picasso’s art and reputation continue to generate a fruitful dialogue with contemporary artists around the world, particularly his reputation as a paradigm of modernism, the issues of cultural hegemony galvanized by his introduction of non-Western sources into European art, and the debates over the position of painting and sculpture in contemporary practice. Similarly, the show will explore the impact of Picasso on artists working in a wide range of media, including video and photography, as well as painting and sculpture.
The exhibition will not include works by Picasso. The museum’s premier collection of his art will be on view in the permanent galleries to create a dialogue between the work of contemporary artists and Picasso. On March 6 Baykam will also participate in a round-table discussion.