Exhibition banner for Juan Munoz A Retrospective Tate Modern
Juan Muñoz A Retrospective
Tate Modern: Exhibition
24 January 27 April 2008
Juan Muñoz Two Seated on the Wall 2000

Juan Muñoz
Two Seated on the Wall 2000

Private collection
© The estate of Juan Muñoz

Spanish artist Juan Muñoz (1953–2001) came to international prominence in the mid 1980s with dramatic sculptural installations that placed the human figure in specific architectural environments. His reputation was built on his power to create an intriguing tension between the illusory and the real, the contrasting acts of looking and receiving, and the poignant isolation of the individual amongst a crowd. This exhibition includes well-known sculptures such as Many Times 1999, The Prompter 1988 and Conversation Piece 1996, the ‘raincoat drawings’, and important pieces with sound, light and mechanical elements. This is the first major solo retrospective of Juan Muñoz in the UK since Double Bind 2001, his remarkable installation for the Turbine Hall, the second in the Unilever Series at Tate Modern. Several performances took place during the exhibition, which are the result of Muñoz’s collaborations with well-known composers, writers and filmmakers.

Exhibition co-produced with the State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad - SEACEX