A personal vision by artists and researchers of the museum’s exhibitions
Saturday 4 February sees the beginning of the Parlem de... program at MACBA. Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. The program aims to go one step beyond the traditional guided visits to museum exhibitions by getting artists and cultural managers to invite the public to explore works more deeply and debate the personal and collective discourses that they generate in the spectator, comparing them to the original intentions of their creators and of the organisers of the exhibitions.
This activity kicks off with Parlem d’imatges, memòria i decolonialitat, featuring researcher Nancy Garín, a member of the Etcétera..., Internacional Errorista, Península art collective and Equipo re. This visit aims to explore the relationship between art, power and the collective imagination and to what extent the subjectivity of the new technologies can help to break away from the official discourse of cultural institutions. On 4 and 11 February and 11 March the focus is on works by Carrasco, Joaquim Jordà, Isaías Griñolo, Rogelio López Cuenca and Miguel Benlloch y Las Pekinesas in Gelatina dura. Històries escamotejades dels 80, the temporary exhibition currently showing at MACBA, which is devoted to the social, political and cultural changes in the transition to democracy in Spain. On 18 and 25 March and 1 April, Nancy Garín will explore works by artists like León Ferrari, Pedro G. Romero, Alice Creischer and Carlos Garaicoa in Col·lecció MACBA 31, which is a presentation of the museum’s permanent collection.
The second cycle in the program is Parlem dels vuitanta, in which a number of the creators in Gelatina dura reflect on the processes that led them to create their works, from both the personal and the political points of view. On 18 February the visit will be led by artist and academic María Ruido; on 25 February it’s the turn of artist, activist and congressman Marcelo Expósito, while the visit on 4 March features visual artist and producer Tino Calabuig.
For additional information, consult the MACBA website.
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