22 Feb-2 May 2005.

The Museo Reina Sofa welcomes a retrospective of the unique Mexican sculptor Germn Cueto (1893-1975), an artist who experimented with art forms between abstract and figurative, finding in the art of masks a place in which to articulate the language of the modern sculpture through the old medium of the old Mexican culture. Cueto was considered the leading sculptor of Mexicos estridentismo, a movement of poets and artists who wanted to change art, literature and Mexican society in the 1920s following the Revolution. He lived in Paris for a time and joined the Cercle et Carr, a leading group of international abstract artists. A section of this exhibition contains works by Cueto exhibited with those of other artists in a ground-breaking exhibition in 1930 at Gallery 23 in Paris. These pieces are related by their use of geometric forms, their rejection of figurative art per se and their adherence to a structure. Cueto was to return to Mexico and continue to produce astonishing sculptures between the abstract and the figurative using a variety of techniques, all of which can be seen among the 100 pieces in this exhibition.

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Address Museo Reina Sofa, Santa Isabel, 52. Open Mon to Sat from 10.00 to 21.00, and Sun from 10.00 to 14.30. Entrance costs 3. Closet metro station is Atocha.

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Germn Cueto

Museo Reina Sofa, Santa Isabel, 52. Open Mon to Sat from 10.00 to 21.00, and Sun from 10.00 to 14.30. Entrance costs 3. Closet metro station is Atocha.