“It isn’t the subject that counts but what you feel about it”
Del 12 de junio al 16 de septiembre de 2012
La exposición Hopper será fruto de un proyecto de colaboración del Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza y la Réunion des Musées Nationaux de France; dos instituciones particularmente representativas pues, por un lado, París y las obras del comienzo del siglo XX son referencias fundamentales para Edward Hopper en sus primeros años y, por otro, el Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza de Madrid alberga la colección más importante de su obra fuera de los Estados Unidos.
The life-sized figure of Tupac Shakur, who died at the age of 25 in a 1996 shooting, appeared on stage during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s performance in the 2012 Coachella show, a projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur came up from under the stage and began performing “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”. Although often referred to by the media as a ‘hologram’, the projection was in fact created using the Musion Eyeliner system, which employs a version of Pepper’s ghost. Following the performance, the projection disappeared. Dr. Dre had asked the permission of Shakur’s mother Afeni, who said the next day that she was thrilled with the performance.
Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster, and tragic poet of our times, Maurizio Cattelan has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art. His source materials range widely, from popular culture, history, and organized religion to a meditation on the self that is at once humorous and profound. Working in a vein that can be described as hyperrealist, Cattelan creates unsettlingly veristic sculptures that reveal contradictions at the core of today’s society. While bold and irreverent, the work is also deadly serious in its scathing critique of authority and the abuse of power.