Juan Soriano, 1963. Fotografía de Enrique Randín.
Escenografía de El pájaro y las doncellas, s/f
Juan Soriano, Ricardo Martínez y Chávez Morado, 1953
To Always Begin, an Introduction to the Juan Soriano Collection
Patrick Charpenel and Mauricio Maillé
To Always Begin, an Introduction to the Juan Soriano Collection aims to explore the creative universe of Juan Soriano (Guadalajara, 1920 – Mexico City, 2006), as well as the relationships he established with other intellectuals for almost sixty years, including Alfonso Reyes, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Octavio Paz and María Zambrano. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture and work on paper, as well as intimate letters, photographs, sketches and unpublished material from the MMAC archive. Close to the artistic avant-garde and influenced by the intellectual climate that flourished in the middle of the last century, Soriano was able to produce a work with strong Mexican features and a powerful universal spirit in close relation with literature. To Always Begin is inspired by some of the ideas that were recurrent for Soriano throughout his life such as the animal, death, family, eroticism, and metaphysics, along with those biographical events that marked his experience as an artist.