"André Butzer", contemporary art arrives to the Thyssen


Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid has opened the first retrospective in Spain of André Butzer, a German artist of great relevance in the world of contemporary art.

The exhibition, which coincides with the artist's 50th birthday, brings together a selection of 22 works produced between 1999 and 2022, including some of his most iconic paintings.

The exhibition, curated by the museum's artistic director Guillermo Solana, who is closely associated with the painter's studio, presents Butzer's oeuvre in its full dimension, from his earliest paintings to his most recent ones. Among the works on display are two recent additions to the Blanca y Borja Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (2010) and "Untitled" (2022).

This monographic exhibition of Butzer's work marks the beginning of a new series of exhibitions on artists from the Blanca y Borja Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, which will be shown in the new exhibition space on the first floor of the museum. The Thyssen in Madrid has created this space of some 400 square metres to begin to include contemporary artists in its exhibitions.

The exhibition is the first retrospective devoted to the German artist outside his own country and has been a relatively risky gamble by the museum, considering that this is a painter who has just turned 50 and has only had a career spanning 30 years. However, the quality and originality of his work were enough to convince the Thyssen that he was a good choice to inaugurate its new exhibition space dedicated to contemporary artists.

The exhibition can be visited on the first floor of the museum, as well as in galleries 53, 54 and 55 of the permanent collection, until 10 September 2023.

If you are a lover of contemporary art, you can't miss this magnificent pioneering exhibition by André Butzer in the centre of Madrid.


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Image credits: © André Butzer