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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Reina Sofia : Room 001.11

Today we arrive at Reina Sofia’s Room 001.11 – Another Objectivity, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery showcases photographic works. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Anna Moszyaska, Linhope Street, London, May 1975, 1975/1990, by Craigie Horsfield
2. Seated Figure, III, 1987, by John Coplans
3. Hands Series, Xeroxes, 1988, by John Coplans

Image credit for artworks : Reina Sofia

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The room is titled after a 1989 exhibition that featured photographic works of objects. The show was organised by Francois Chevrier and James Lingwood.
  • The works focus on materiality of the medium and objectivity of the subject and work.
  • The materiality of the medium alludes to the actual physical process of taking a photograph and developing it.
  • The objectivity of the subject refers to the neutrality with which the images are presented by the artist. Not showcasing any ‘perspective’ but simply capturing the subject in an objective, decidedly ‘emotionless’ manner.
  • All the artists represented in this room were united by these ideas and means of creating art.

A Final Thought :

While traditionally we have learnt that art is an important medium of expression, this idea may be challenged through the collection of works here. It almost seems like artistic reportage or journalism, rather than creation. But this is what makes these works so utterly fascinating. Can any image be truly devoid of perspective? Is the human eye truly capable of seeing anything objectively?

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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