From Press Release:
Maybe it is the idiosyncrasies of Helga’s way of seeing things, special and passionate, that makes her collection on paper so forceful. Because paperis somewhat fragile, on the point of slipping away. There is something of a love letter, those that are blown away and reach their recipients like the kisses, as mentioned by Kafka in Letters to Milena, that are drunk by the ghosts of dawn. Works on paper also have a very secretive element: their very frailty means they have to remain stored for long periods of time, away from prying eyes, only for the eyes of the owner.
Always intuitive, Helga de Alvear soon understood the importance of works on paper – especially drawings – that has begun to govern the current scene, offering that portion of freedom for creators that they may not be able to achieve using other techniques given the intimacy that paper affords.
But the fact that Helga de Alvear’s collection is the result of a passionate gaze and not of fashions, based on the taste of the collector, does not mean, in any way, that a forceful path through the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries cannot be discerned; quite the contrary, is feasible to propose a stroll through international art in general and through national art in particular in virtue of the treasured works in this collection. The selection for this exhibition is based on that idea: being faithful to the collection itself, clearly display its particularities, its «monographic» proposals. Present rather than represent the collection.
IGNASI ABALLÍ | ALFONSO ALBACETE | CARLOS ALCOLEA | HELENA ALMEIDA | FRANCIS ALŸS | KAREL APPEL | VASCO ARAÚJO | ELENA ASINS | DAVID AUSTEN | FRANCIS BACON | STEPHAN BALKENHOL | MIQUEL BARCELÓ | ELKE BAULIG | THOMAS BAYRLE | NATIVIDAD BERMEJO | HANS BLOCH | CHRISTINE BOSHIER | LOUISE BOURGEOIS | MARCEL BROODTHAERS | JOSÉ MANUEL BROTO | FERNANDO BRYCE | PEDRO CABRITA REIS | ALEXANDER CALDER | MIGUEL ÁNGEL CAMPANO | EDUARDO CHILLIDA | CHRISTO | GEORGE CONDO | MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN | NACHO CRIADO | JOSÉ PEDRO CROFT | JOSÉ DAMASCENO | HANNE DARBOVEN | SONIA DELAUNAY | DJ SIMPSON | ÓSCAR DOMÍNGUEZ | JEAN DUBUFFET | MARCEL DUCHAMP | MARLENE DUMAS | MARCEL DZAMA | EQUIPO CRÓNICA | MAX ERNST | PEPE ESPALIÚ | IRAN DO ESPÍRITO SANTO | TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ | ÁNGEL FERRANT | ESTHER FERRER | JORGE GALINDO | DORA GARCÍA | MATHIAS GOERITZ | JULIO GONZÁLEZ | LUIS GORDILLO | ALBERTO GRECO | KATHARINA GROSSE | JOSÉ GUERRERO | FEDERICO GUZMÁN | HANS HARTUNG | MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ MOMPÓ | ARTURO HERRERA | JUAN HIDALGO | REBECCA HORN | ALLEN JONES | VASILI KANDINSKI | KAZUO KATASE | MIKE KELLEY | ELLSWORTH KELLY | MARTIN KIPPENBERGER | WOLFGANG LAIB | LES LEVINE | ROY LICHTENSTEIN | RICHARD LINDNER | MARK LOMBARDI | RICHARD LONG | EVA LOOTZ | CHRISTIAN MARCLAY | MARTA DE GONZALO Y PUBLIO PÉREZ PRIETO | MARYAN | GORDON MATTA-CLARK | PAUL MCARTHY | BEATRIZ MILHAZES | MANOLO MILLARES | JOAN MIRÓ | MITSUO MIURA | MATT MULLICAN | ERNESTO NETO | LOUISE NEVELSON | KENNETH NOLAND | JOCKUM NORDSTRÖM | GABRIEL OROZCO | TONY OURSLER | NAM JUNE PAIK | MIMMO PALADINO | PABLO PALAZUELO | BLINKY PALERMO | LYGIA PAPE | ESTER PARTEGÀS | A.R. PENCK | DAN PERJOVSCHI | PABLO PICASSO | JORGE QUEIROZ | ARNULF RAINER | ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG | TOBIAS REHBERGER | GERHARD RICHTER | JORGE RODRIGUES | KARIN SANDER | ANTONIO SAURA | THOMAS SCHÜTTE | EUSEBIO SEMPERE | SANTIAGO SERRANO | DAVID SHRIGLEY | ROBERT SMITHSON | JÜRGEN STOLLHANS | ANTONI TÀPIES | PAUL THEK | MARK TOBEY | SUSAN TURCOT | RICHARD TUTTLE | LUC TUYMANS | PABLO VARGAS LUGO | RACHEL WHITEREAD | HAEGUE YANG | FERNANDO ZÓBEL