ARCOmadrid: Reina Sofía Museum buys two works by Portuguese artist Ana Jotta | Art

Two works from the series September Songby the Portuguese artist Ana Jotta, are among the acquisitions of the Spanish museum Centro de Arte Ranhia Sofia at ARCOmadrid, taking place until Sunday in the Spanish capital.

According to the first list of acquisitions released this Friday by the organization of ARCOmadrid, the Museo Nacional Rainha Sofia “reinforces the collection” with purchases of “26 works by 18 artists”, including Ana Jotta, represented by galleries present at the fair, in a choice made “with advice” from the curators Fernanda Brenner and Andrea Bellini.

According to the Miguel Nabinho Gallerywhich represents the artist, the museum of contemporary art in Madrid chose two works from the series September Songcomprising about a dozen different paintings, exhibited for the first time last year in Lisbon.

The images published on the gallery’s Instagram indicate that the choice of the Spanish museum fell on September Song #5 It is September Song #7two acrylic and felt-tipped paintings on a projection screen, measuring between 101 and 170 centimeters, through which a Japanese-inspired composition about umbrellas/umbrellas is organized, in a possible diptych in color and in black and white.

The values ​​of this acquisition were not disclosed but, according to the organization of the Madrid art fair, the amount invested by the Queen Sofia Museum in this edition of ARCO, also involving works by artists such as Cecilia Bengolea, Gabriela Bettini, Diego Del Pozo, Ana Esteve Reig, Lea Lublin, Jaume Sans, Rosa Torres and Joaquín Torres-García.

With the “26 works by 18 artists” acquired, the Queen Sofia Museum is the entity with the highest volume of purchases made at the end of the first day of opening of the fair to the public, above the ARCO Foundation (six works) and the International Council of ARCO Foundation (three), the Ayuntamiento de Madrid (six), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (one) and the Helga de Alvear Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Cáceres (three), which opted for the historic Fernand Léger ( 1881-1955).

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, according to a statement from the organization of ARCO, has acquired four works by four contemporary artists: Jumana Manna, Nicole Miller, Daniel Otero Torres and Sandra Vásquez de la Horra.

Ana Jotta was born in Lisbon, in 1946, where she lives and works. She studied at the Escola Superior de Belas Artes in Lisbon and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in Brussels.

She began her artistic career as an actress (1969-1980), but her activity ended up focusing on the visual arts, especially since the mid-1980s, having participated in international exhibitions in Madrid, Brussels, Johannesburg, Barcelona, ​​among other cities.

In 2005, he held a retrospective at the Serralves Museum, highlighting the individual exhibitions The Conclusion of the Precedentat Culturgest, in 2015, and Bonusin 2017, in a temporary extension of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), in Lisbon.

She was distinguished with the International Association of Art Critics Award, in the field of visual arts, in 2014, and won the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize in 2013.

It is represented in public and private collections of entities such as Fundação EDP, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Fundação de Serralves and Fundação ARCO Espanha.

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