Historical Avant-Gardes in the Berardo Collection

Historical Avant-Gardes in the Berardo Collection
Temporary exhibition
19/04/2012
- 03/07/2012
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Historical Avant-Gardes in the Berardo Collection
Temporary exhibition
19/04/2012
- 03/07/2012
Floor: 
-1
Body: 
The Berardo Collection draws a path through twentieth century art to the art of today, via its most significant movements and protagonists. In this gallery, we propose an overview of the early avant-garde movements at the outset of the twentieth century, with the work of Pablo Picasso and the invention of Cubism on the one hand, and Marcel Duchamp and the questions posed by the readymade on the other. The rapid and vertiginous succession of avant-gardes that introduced new concepts of space may be followed in the sections devoted to Dadaism, Constructivism, Neo-Plasticism, Surrealism and Abstraction-Création. The proliferation of such different positionings has brought about a radical change in the way we think about a work of art, its nature and function, and its influence can be felt throughout the second half of the century.