18 May, International Museum Day, free access.

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the first retrospective on André Butzer (born Stuttgart, Germany, 1973) to be held outside the artist’s native country. Coinciding with the artist’s fiftieth birthday, it presents a selection of 22 works created between 1999 and 2022, including some of Butzer’s most iconic paintings, and reveals the scope of his pictorial experience. Among the works on display are two that were recently added to the Blanca and Borja Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Aladdin and the Magic Oil Lamp (2010) and Untitled (2022).

Curated by the Museo Thyssen’s artistic director Guillermo Solana in close collaboration with the painter’s studio, this monographic exhibition of Buzter’s career launches a new series of exhibitions on artists represented in the Blanca and Borja Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. These will be presented in the new exhibition’s space on the museum’s first floor.