29 March 2017
MARUJA MALLO: A TRIP TO OUTER SPACE. WORKSHOPS FOR PERSONS WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER
11:00 a.m. for children with ASD
12:30 p.m. for adults with ASD
On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and Galician Arts Day (April 1), CGAC has programmed a number of workshops in collaboration with Aspanaes (Association of Parents of Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder).
The workshops are aimed at persons suffering from autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and will revolve around the figure of artist Maruja Mallo, whose works served to open the museum in 1993. She is also the artist chosen to be honoured by the Royal Galician Academy of Fine Arts on Galician Arts Day.
The group taller abierto will offer a series of fun-filled educational activities adapted to the special needs of persons with ASD focusing on the works of artist Maruja Mallo.
Participants will observe the process of composition and the geometric foundation of the creations of this artist in addition to the recurrent themes in her work such as the void and the infinity of the universe, which she created in the series Viajeros del éter (Ether Travellers) also known as Los moradores del vacío (Inhabitants of the Void).
We will also have a look at the different artistic stages of this vanguard artist including futurism, magical realism, her own particular interpretation of surrealism and the formalism that was typical of her later works.
This journey through the universe of the artist will be approached using graphic and plastic projects. We will create a collective sky where figures will be placed against a background that will serve to explain the notions of body and space and the creation of our own conceptions of objects emerging from artifacts and space ships through the juxtaposition of geometric forms based on the deconstruction of the artist’s formal repertoire.
Is a group who works in artistic and plastic education creating and offering educational projects related to art and architecture. The team is made up of people from the world of art, architecture, education and social science.
Their projects are aimed at teaching us to take a fresh look at our surroundings, at things that we had never noticed before, things we had been indifferent to. They believe that with eyes wide-open, we will be able to get more joy out of what we have, in a time when satisfying the constant need for novelties has become impossible.
More information: www.tallerabierto.info
DIRECTION: taller abierto
COORDINATION: Virginia Villar