The first major solo museum presentation in Spain of british artist Marc Quinn at CAC Málaga includes a selection of new and recent works that continue Quinn’s investigation into some of the key concerns of our age. Violence and Serenity curated by Fernando Francés, focusing on such wide-ranging themes as notions of identity, mapping and our biological and cultural evolution, Quinn’s work incorporates a range of media including sculpture, painting, tapestry, photography and drawing.
For Fernando Francés, Director of the CAC Málaga: “The natural course of life and scientific advances intended to avoid destruction and death come face-to-face in Marc Quinn’s work and his oeuvre precisely reflects what reality prefers not to reveal. Military conflicts taking place around the world are notably present in his latest series (…) Beauty in death and violence, representations of bodies and living beings impossible to find in nature, displaying themselves to the human eye as they have never done before, portraits made from DNA: in sum, Marc Quinn’s work invites us to constantly challenge the principles and pillars of human knowledge. The viewer enters a laboratory in which science succumbs before art and death before eternal beauty”.
12 September 2014 – 30 November 2014
CAC Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo