On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Ralli Museum in Marbella, we have planned a special programme for 2020, some of which we will now reveal below.
New exhibitions for 2020
The Ralli Museum in Marbella is preparing the exhibition “Contemporary art in Oaxaca: vanguard, myth and reality” for the summer. Works from the most outstanding contemporary artists from this region will be on display, including Rufino Tamayo, the father of modern painting in Mexico, Francisco Toledo, Rodolfo Morales, Rodolfo Nieto, Juan Alcázar, Javier Maximino, Cecilio Sánchez, Irma Guerrero, Justina Fuentes and Felipe Morales.
Oaxaca is a state located in the southwest of Mexico, where we can still find sixteen clearly defined indigenous ethnic groups, with sixteen languages of their own, enjoying their own traditions and culture. This reality intermingles with modern life, cultural references and traditions coming from the West.
The contemporary artists of Oaxaca bring this cultural diversity to their work, which is as rich as the world that surrounds them. Without there being a school as such, and without the need to even share styles or languages, these artists come together based on their themes and references, on the way they reflect their Mexican, Oaxacan and indigenous identities, which are as personal and individual as they are universal.
With this exhibition, which joins the permanent collection, the Ralli Museum continues and strengthens its work in disseminating Latin American art. It focuses on art that is marked by its roots in Zapotec lands and traditions, with a strong sense of indigenous and Latin American identity which co-exists alongside modernity.
Renovation of the permanent collection of Latin American art
Since the Ralli Museum in Marbella was founded, one of its signature exhibitions has been its collection of Latin American contemporary art, which occupies most of its rooms. The ground floor of the museum represents a lively array of artists and works that reveal snippets of the history of contemporary art in Latin America.
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are taking another look at the works and artists that currently make up the collection, including the addition of some new ones, in order to improve and broaden the vision of the artistic landscape of different Latin American countries.
Renovation of the permanent collection of European art
Last but not least, the permanent collection of contemporary art by European artists on display in the museum (in rooms 2, 3 and 4 on the top floor) is also to be renovated. From June, we will have new works by leading artists that will help complete the artistic landscape of the historic avant-garde in Europe.
The Ralli Museum in Marbella, 20 years fulfilling a dream: to bring the collection of Latin American and European contemporary art to as many people as possible. Thank you for being part of it.
For more information on how and when the Ralli Museum in Marbella and the Ralli Collection came about.