David Bestué at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Artist: David Bestué

Exhibition title: ROSI AMOR

Venue: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Date: September 13, 2017 – February 26, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

In recent years, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) has realised a series of sculpture projects which critically review certain historical events and aesthetic/formal developments characterising last century’s avant-garde movements in the fields of art, architecture and literature.

For the exhibition ROSI AMOR, put together specifically for the Fissures programme, the artist sets forth a material and formal investigation, drawing inspiration from the Madrid districts of Las Tablas and Vallecas, and the nearby El Escorial Monastery. Each of these places bears associations with different sculpture techniques, identified, in turn, in the aesthetics of business, the popular and the historical.     

Moreover, an accompanying exhibition leaflet features a conversation between the artist and María Salgado, the poet whose work also retrieves the past.

David Bestué has held solo exhibitions at García Galería, Madrid, and Barcelona’s La Capella, and has exhibited at renowned international events such as the Venice Biennale (with Marc Vives) in 2009 and Gasworks, London, in 2010.

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

David Bestué, ROSI AMOR, 2017-2018, exhibition view, ©Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, photo by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores

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