After the celebration of the exhibition of the House of Alba, now him exhibition center CenterCenter of the Cibeles Palace gives continuity to the series Patronage at the service of art with the presentation of the exhibition of the Helga de Alvear Collection.
It is one of the most important private collections of contemporary art in Europe, and in the Cibeles palace exhibition from Madrid You can see until November 3 a selection with 103 pieces assembled by Helga de Alvear in the last four decades.
In this exhibition you will be able to see works by 76 of the most prominent national and international artists of contemporary art, specifically, photography, painting, video, installations, sculpture and drawing, which are distributed in about 1,600 square meters of the first floor plan Cibeles Palace.
Cremaster Plum Line by Matthew Barney
Thus, among the Spanish artists, works by Alicia Framis, Jorge Galindo, Prudencio Irazabal, Cristina Lucas, Juan Muñoz, Santiago Sierra, Juan Uslé and Eulalia Valldosera are exhibited. And among international authors, you can see works by Helena Almeida, Francis Alys, Matt Collishaw, Olafur Eliasson, Günther Förg, Thomas Hirschhorn, Axel Hütte, Christian Marclay, Thomas Strut, Jeff Wall and Ai Weiwei.
Helga de Alvear, of German origin, arrived in Spain in 1957, and remained residing in Madrid after his marriage to the Cordoba architect Jaime de Alvear.
In the 60s he began his collection of contemporary art after meeting Juan Mordó, with whom he associated in 1980 to enter to work in his gallery. Together with other gallery owners he founded the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair, and in 1995 he founded his own gallery.
Subsequently, in 2006 it constituted theHelga de Alvear Foundation, based in Cáceres.
The visiting hours of the exhibition The Helga de Alvear Collection they are, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., being closed on Mondays.
The ticket prices to visit this exhibition are 5 euros, and 2.50 euros in reduced rate<>