Museo Vostell Malpartida

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Panorama of the museum
Why did the process between Pilate and Jesus only last 2 minutes? 1996, sculpture by Wolf Vostell in the garden of the Museo Vostell Malpartida

The Museo Vostell Malpartida in the Spanish town of Malpartida de Cáceres, west of the provincial capital Cáceres in the autonomous community of Extremadura, is dedicated to the work of the German painter , sculptor , Fluxus and happening artist Wolf Vostell . The museum is under the artistic direction of Mercedes Vostell and under the general direction of José Antonio Agúndez García.


Wolf Vostell traveled to Malpartida de Cáceres (in the southwest of Spain) in 1974 and founded the Museo Vostell Malpartida (MVM) together with his wife Mercedes Vostell in 1976 in a wool laundry (Lavadero de Lanas) from the 18th century.

In 1994 the Provincial Government of Extremadura undertook the renovation of the buildings. After Wolf Vostell's death in 1998, Mercedes Vostell became the museum's artistic director. In 2005 the state government acquired the Wolf Vostell archive. The Wolf Vostell Archive has become an integral part of the Museo Vostell Malpartida and serves as a source of information for art historians and journalists .

Collections and exhibitions

Building the museum

The museum consists primarily of four parts. Two parts are permanent exhibitions from the collection of Wolf and Mercedes Vostell, and one part from the collection of the Italian art collector Gino Di Maggio, who specifically collected the art of the Fluxus artists. The fourth part is a collection of artworks by concept artists . The museum also includes the sculptures in the Los Barruecos nature reserve with the sculptures VOAEX (1976) and El muerto que tiene Sed (1978) by Wolf Vostell. The installations Das Ende Parzivals by Salvador Dalí and Tajo by Yoko Ono should also be mentioned .

Wolf and Mercedes Vostell collection

The Wolf and Mercedes Vostell Collection shows a selection of installations by the founding artist. Auto-Fieber (1973), Fluxus Buick Piano (1988) and The Breakfast of Leonardo da Vinci in Berlin (1998). The sculptures Los Toros de Hormigón , the Trashumancia cycle and other paintings such as El Entierro de la Sardina (1985), Las Chicas del Billar (1986), Mythos Berlin (1986–1987) and Estrella Seelenfreund (1994).

The Wolf and Mercedes Vostell Collection also has paintings from the VOAEX (1976) and El muerto que tiene Sed (1978) cycle . Also worth mentioning are the works Transmigration III (1958–1959), in which a television is integrated, and Montaña extranjera (1958), with which Wolf Vostell began his production in Extremadura.

In the garden is the sculpture by Wolf Vostell entitled Why did the process between Pilate and Jesus only last two minutes? (1996), consisting of the fuselage of a Russian Mig-21 airplane , two automobiles, computer monitors and three pianos.

Fluxus Collection

The Fluxus collection was donated to the museum by Gino Di Maggio in October 1996. Di Maggio established a personal relationship with the Fluxus artists, took care of their works and exhibited them first at the Mult (h) ipla gallery and later at the Fondazione Mudima in Milan .

The exhibition includes 250 works (environments, installations, paintings, sculptures and scores) by 31 artists of European, North American and Asian origins who have been the upheavals in all areas of culture in the happenings and the Fluxus movement since the late 1950s and 1960s synthesized in favor of a renewal of the artistic field in an interdisciplinary and intermediary way, across everyday life and as the germ of a fundamental social transformation.

Fluxus artists in the collection (selection):

Publications of the Museum Vostell Malpartida (selection)

  • Wolf Vostell. Pinturas-dibujos-objetos. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 1986
  • Dali. El Fin De Parzival. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 1989, ISBN 84/7671
  • Museo Vostell Malpartida. Catalog, 1994, ISBN 84-7671-9914 .
  • Fluxus y Di Maggio. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 1998, ISBN 84-7671-446-7 .
  • Wolf Vostell. La Caída del Muro de Berlin. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2000, ISBN 84-7671-583-8 .
  • Yoko Ono Tajo. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2000, ISBN 84-7671-582-X .
  • José Antonio Agúndez García: 10 Happenings de Wolf Vostell. 2001, ISBN 84-7671-510-2 .
  • José Antonio Agúndez García: 10 happenings by Wolf Vostell. (En alemán), 2001, ISBN 84-7671-510-2 .
  • Vostell en las Colecciones Malpartideñas. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2001, ISBN 84-7671-626-5 .
  • ¿Y qué hace usted ahora? Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2001, ISBN 84-7671-623-0 .
  • Museo Vostell Malpartida. Catalog, 2002, ISBN 84-7671-697-4 .
  • Vostell y la Música. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2002, ISBN 84-7671-741-5 .
  • Naturalezas del presente. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2005, ISBN 84-7671-852-7 .
  • Pianofortissimo. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2006, ISBN 84-7671-943-4 .
  • Vostell. Alfabeto de las Revoluciones en la Plástica, Gandia 89. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2007, ISBN 978-84-9852-047-7 .
  • No va más. The Game's on. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2007, ISBN 978-84-9852-034-7 .
  • Wolf Vostell. Los Empalaos. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2008, ISBN 978-84-9852-119-1 .
  • Wolf Vostell. Impresiones. The Colección de obra grafica del Archivo Happening Vostell. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2008, ISBN 978-84-9852-073-6 .
  • Hommarus W. Brusche. Mi pueblo. Editora Regional de Extremadura, Junta de Extremadura, Consorcio Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2008
  • Arte = Vida = Arte. 26 Artistas con Vostell. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2008, ISBN 978-84-9852-152-8 .
  • ¿Is it Ben? / Who is Ben? Ben Vautier, Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2008, ISBN 978-84-9852-109-2 .
  • Fran Mohíno. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2009, ISBN 978-84-9852-173-3 .
  • The theater is on the street, The Happenings by Wolf Vostell. Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen. Museo Vostell Malpartida, Kerber Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3-86678-431-4 .
  • El teatro está en la calle, Los Happenings de Wolf Vostell. Apéndice en Castellano, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen. Museo Vostell Malpartida, Kerber Verlag, 2010
  • Carteles. Wolf Vostell. Museo Vostell Malpartida 2013, ISBN 978-84-9852-359-1 .
  • Boris Lurie. Pay. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4951-1100-6 .
  • Fluxpost. Museo Vostell Malpartida, 2014, ISBN 978-84-9852-428-4 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Museo Vostell Marpartida. Tienda. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  2. ^ El Periódico Extremadura: El archivo Happening Vostell permanecerá en Malpartida. Retrieved June 15, 2020 (Spanish).
  3. Museo Vostell Marpartida - colecciones. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  4. Museo Vostell Marpartida - Los Barruecos y el lavadero de lanas. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  5. FONDAZIONE BONOTTO - Ono, Yoko - Museo Vostell Malpartida: Announcements. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  6. Museo Vostell Marpartida - Colección Wolf y Mercedes Vostell. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .
  7. a b Museo Vostell Marpartida - donación Fluxus Gino di Maggio. Retrieved June 15, 2020 .

Coordinates: 39 ° 25 ′ 30 "  N , 6 ° 30 ′ 36"  W.