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Miquel Barceló: Metamorphosis

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Museu Picasso Málaga / Málaga / Art

“Each work is experimental,” explains the Majorcan artist Miquel Barceló. “Each work is a trial run for another one which will probably never exist. I think this is as true of my painting as my ceramics—or any other thing I make.” This exhibition takes its name from Franz Kafka’s influential “Metamorphosis,” a 1915 short story in which a man wakes up to find he’s turned into a cockroach. As in the story, the 100 works in this show—paintings, ceramics, notebooks, bronzes—are permeated with a sense of anthropomorphic fluidity. Thirty ceramics, a sort of centerpiece, beguile with shapes that suggest evolving petals, fins, and leaves. —E.C.

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Museu Picasso Málaga Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8, 29015 Málaga, Spain
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