The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg

from 01/04/2015 to 12/07/2015

Picasso in Contemporary Art deals with Picasso and his impact on art without showing a single Picasso. Approximately 200 works are on loan including artwork by Chéri Samba.

Picasso embodies the art of the 20th century like no other artist. He has been admired, but also hated; he has been celebrated, studied, and copied. Even today, the substance of his painting and his artistic individualism is yet to be exhausted. In the words of Dirk Luckow, the curator of the exhibition: »Picasso’s art is so influential today because his work and his person cannot be divided from one another and this makes his work seem exemplary. It has remained fascinating and relevant in terms of its political and formal aspects. The once-in-a-century genius’s impact on contemporary art still continues to be underestimated."

Link to the exhibition website