Entitled "There and Back Again", this is one of the first exhibitions after the death of Paula Rego, in June, aged 87, and the first in her own name in Germany.
The exhibition, which opens to the public on Sunday and will remain on view until January, will feature more than 80 works, including painting and drawing, but will have two particular points of interest: "The garden of Crivelli" (1990) and "The Angel" (1998).
According to the Kestner Gesellschaft, it is the first time that "the monumental masterpiece" "The Garden of Crivelli" has been seen outside London's National Gallery.
On display will also be some of the wardrobe that Paula Rego designed for the dance show "Pra lá e pra cá" - hence the title of the German show -, premiered in 1998 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.
A few days after this exhibition in Hanover, on November 5, two exhibitions will be inaugurated at Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (CHPR), in Cascais.
They are "Stories of everyday life. Paula Rego, 70s" and "Paula Rego and Salette Tavares: Cartographies of female creativity in the 70s", both curated by Catarina Alfaro.
The two exhibitions will be on display at Casa das Histórias Paula Rego until May 2023.
Paula Rego, one of the most acclaimed and awarded Portuguese artists internationally, died on June 8 at the age of 87, in London, where she studied in the 1960s and settled permanently in the 1970s.
In 2009, the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego Museum was opened, which houses part of her work, in Cascais.
Celebrating Paula Rego
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