The Meadows Museum will present the exhibition Meadows/ARCO Featured Artist: Ignasi Aballí, from March 6 to June 26, 2022. In this way, Aballí will be the first Spanish artist to exhibit works at the Dallas museum through the MAS program: Meadows / ARCO Artist Spotlight. Created in 2019, MAS is a six-year project of the Meadows Museum and the ARCO Foundation, whose objective is to give visibility to the work of Spanish artists in the American museum.
The Meadows will exhibit his series Palabras Vacías (Empty Words) (2020), which confronts the viewer with 27 individual, galvanized iron plates hung at eye level. Cut into the metal plates are words such as “INVISIBLE” and “ABANDONED”—and other adjectives that reference being invisible or forgotten—thereby imbuing the negative space with meaning; what he refers to (both literally and figuratively) as “empty words.”
Fundación MAPFRE presents Jorge Ribalta. Todo es verdad. Ficciones y documentos 1987-2020, which takes its title from Orson Welles’ famous but unfinished documentary It’s All True (1941-1943), a work that has been the subject of numerous debates in recent decades. The project is Jorge Ribalta’s first retrospective exhibition and traces the evolution of staged illusionist photography that began in 1987, to his “documentary photography”, which began in 2005 and which he continues to develop today.
Based on large sets and a serial logic, the chronological exhibition brings together 14 series of work from the late 1980s to 2020, and also includes a room with 4 projections and documentary material that offers a broad overview of the artist’s work.
Cristina Iglesias will be awarded an honorary doctorate on Friday, February 27, 2022 by the Complutense University of Madrid, in recognition of her unique sculptural vocabulary, which has made her one of the leading figures in the Spanish arts.
The rector of the UCM, Joaquín Goyache, will be in charge of granting the artist this distinction, in an act led by the dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Elena Blanch.