From June 9 to November 6, 2022, the Cantini Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Marseille, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon in partnership with the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery of Paris, organize during the 2022/2023 France-Portugal season, “Vieira da Silva. L’œil du labyrinthe”, a retrospective of the work of the internationally renowned painter of Portuguese origin Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992).
The exhibition, composed of more than eighty works, illustrates the key stages of her career marked by a relentless questioning of perspective, urban transformations, architectural dynamics and the musicality of the pictorial touch. “Perspective is a way of playing with space. I get a lot of pleasure from looking at space, the rhythms. The architecture of a city has a relationship with music. There are long times, short times. There are small windows. There are big ones”.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of this immense artist, the exhibition at the Cantini Museum illustrates the importance of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva in the reinvention of modern art and the contemporaneity of the concepts she raised.
Being the first retrospective of a 20th century woman artist to be held at the Cantini Museum, this exhibition constitutes an international operation aimed at rehabilitating the role of women in the creation of this era.
The exhibition continues from 16 December 2022 to 3 April 2023 at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, curated by Naïs Lefrançois and Agnès Werly.
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