What, no Kiefers or YBAs?
Reina Sofía's survey of art from the 1980s and 90s is missing some of the usual suspects
By Javier Pes. From Frieze daily edition
Published online: 17 October 2013
The Museo Reina Sofía yesterday unveiled a large-scale survey of the art of the 1980s and 1990s, which has been co-organised by the Madrid museum’s director, Manuel Borja-Villel.
It is the first in a planned annual rehang of the collection, and work by more than 60 artists is included in the 16 rooms. Fischli & Weiss’s first film is on show, and artists including Georg Baselitz, Mike Kelley, Marlene Dumas, Jenny Holzer and Candida Höfer are represented.
But there are surprising absentees. Work by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Gary Hume is missing, as are paintings by Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter and Julian Schnabel. The omissions are partly deliberate and partly due to limited space, says a spokesman for the museum.
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