Moscow to Host Antonio Gaudi Exhibition

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The Moscow Museum of Modern Art will host an exhibition of works by Catalonian architect Antonio Gaudi in 2017, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the Museum’s Executive Director Vasily Tsereteli, the exhibition will display a total of about 150 of Gaudi’s works (including models of buildings as well as drawings and furniture) and will present him as an artist that had a powerful impact on art as a whole in the 20th century.

It will consist of five thematic sections focused on different aspects of Gaudi’s artistic career along with his most famous works, namely Sagrada Família, Güell Palace, Casa Calvet, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

The show will also feature the works of a contemporary Spanish artist, whose name has not yet been disclosed. The exhibit is scheduled to open on May 23, 2017, and will take up an entire floor of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) located on Petrovka Street.

Other events that have been planned by ММОМА for the coming year include an exhibition of Naïve Art from the late 19th – early 21st century (with works by Henri Rousseau, Niko Pirosmani, Kazimir Malevich, Ilya Kabakov and other artists), a Valery Eisenberg retrospective and an exhibition of Italian pop artist Giosetta Fioroni.