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Seville: New Exhibition for the Murillo Year

(from Dec 2018 to March 6 2019)

It is already possible to visit the exhibition 'Aplicación Murillo. Materialismo, Charitas y populismo', the last exhibition to be celebrated with occasion the 400th birthday of the great master. This celebration has attracted two million visitors this year.

More than 600 works are part of the largest exhibition of contemporary art in the city. Under the direction of Pedro G. Romero, Luis Martínez Montiel and Joaquín Vázquez, `Aplicación Murillo, Materialismo, charitas y populismo ́ shows the power with which Murillo's work can still operate in the 21st century. So Picasso, Ángeles Santos, Sonia Delaunay, Tarsila do Amaral, Norah Borges, Dora Maar, Josefa Tolrá, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Helen Lewitt, Julio Romero de Torres, Solana, David Hockney, Joseph Beuys, Sol Lewitt, Tacita Dean, Juan Muñoz, Museo del Pueblo de las Misiones Pedagógicas (Ramón Gaya, Juan Bonafé and others), Joam Colom, José de Val del Omar, Víctor Erice, Patti Smith, Harum Farocki, Equipo Crónica, Agustín Ibarrola, Ramón Massat, Nan Golding, Pepe Espaliu, Ocaña, Esther Ferrer, Dora García, Cabello&Carceller, Eulalia Valldosera, Eva Lootz, Carmen Laffón and Luis Gordillo, and many others.

The exhibition comprises 30 lending institutions, including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which distinguishes itself as a cooperating institution. For this project, Seville has received loans from the Biblioteca Nacional España, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, the Fundación La Caixa, the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Artium, the Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo de Vitoria Gasteiz, the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Museo del Romanticismo, the Focus Foundation, and the Fundus Diego Angulo of the Legado Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez, Pérez Sánchez, Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Museo de Bellas Artes de Córdoba, Lancaster House in Great Britain and up to 20 other institutions in Spain and Europe.

In addition, 13 guest artists have created or lent specific works for this exhibition: Paula Rego, Inés Doujack, 4Taxis, Hiwa K, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Julio Jara, Teresa Lanceta, Miguel Trillo, Salome del Campo, Gloria Martín, Oriol Vilapuig, Oriol Vilanova and Patricia Caballero.

The exhibition is divided into five different rooms: a visit that begins in the four rooms of Santa Clara, continues in the three rooms of Atín Aya, leads through two rooms of the Hospital de los Venerables, the seat of the Focus Foundation, continues in two large rooms of Cicus and ends in the Hospital de la Caridad.