20 January - 15 June 2018
FAMILY WORKSHOPS. MOVEMENT
Hours from 11: 00h to 13:00 h
One more year, the CGAC is organising a cycle of workshops on contemporary art for families. Fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers... can all join in with their young ones and have fun investigating and experimenting with art in practical creative sessions. Children between 4 and 9 are invited to come with two family members to take part in this activity, which will be held on the third weekend of every month.
This edition will be dedicated to contemporary art and movement. Through the work of six artists we will cover various thematic areas related to this concept: searching for movement in painting and sculpture, creating with the body in movement and achieving movement with resources such as videos or action mechanisms present in the artistic production of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Painting and Movement. Bridget Riley
Saturday 20 January, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 21 January, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: 8-19 January
To talk about painting and movement we will start with the work of the British artist Bridget Louise Riley, pioneer of Op Art. Riley creates complex abstract scenes through which she achieves hypnotic and psychedelic visuals that test the perception of the people looking at them and demand an active role on their part. In these workshops we will play with geometry, with colour contrasts, with combinations of forms, with repetition and scale to achieve optical illusions in our creations.
Light and Movement. László Moholy-Nagy
Saturday 17 February, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 18 February, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: 5-16 February
Moholy-Nagy was a great multimedia artist of the historic avant-garde who worked with painting, sculpture, design, photography and cinema. In his work he investigates the relationship between space, time and materials, experimenting with the possibilities of light and movement. Like Moholy-Nagy, we will explore the versatility of light, darkness, and we will discover this material as a means of creation, observing how its behaviour changes when we interact with it. We will generate compositions, we will draw and build pieces with different kinds of light, of sensitive materials and of atmospheres.
Sculpture and Movement. Alexander Calder
Saturday 17 March, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 18 March, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: 5-16 March
In his beginnings, this North American artist created small animal figures out of wood and wire which with time converted into his famous and popular hanging mobiles: mobile sculptures that were the starting point of kinetic sculpture.
Alexander Calder draws in space, playing with balance, with shadows, with almost unperceivable movement, succeeding in making his sculptures appear to be suspended in space, gently swaying. In this workshop we will put our balance to the test, we will make colours levitate, make shapes float and we will seek to make our own acrobatic sculptures.
Mechanisms and Movement. Roman Signer
Saturday 14 April, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 15 April, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: 2-13 of April
Transformations, explosions, destruction... Roman Signer works with the dynamism and tension of energy in his so-called sculptures in action. With an ironic tone and turning the traditional scientific method of experimentation and discovery upside down, Signer uses materials such as sand, smoke, water, wind and everyday objects which he submits to complex processes of transformation. Centring on these procedures halfway between art and science, we will conduct a workshop full of experiences in which we will submit different materials to change and processes through different mechanisms.
Video and Movement. Pipilotti Rist
Saturday 19 May, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 20 May, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: 7-18 May
Pipilotti Rist owes her artistic name to the children’s character Pippi Longstocking, with whom she shares a free, critical and outlandish spirit. The artist uses images that may seem familiar to us as tools to highlight the stereotypes and preconceived ideas that television and advertising show us. She uses the video clip format of brilliant images with saturated, happy colours, but with a critical discourse. She projects her visual pieces onto household objects such as armchairs, curtains, kitchen furniture, on the walls or on the floor, enveloping spaces with moving images. In these sessions we will create new spatial environments searching for movement through body language and the use of video.
Body and Movement. Heather Hansen
Saturday 6 June, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 17 June, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: 4-15 June
Using her body as an actual tool, Heather Hansen coordinates dance and visual arts in large format drawings. Through meticulous choreographies, almost ritual, she moves and contorts her body leaving behind a trace of every movement in charcoal. Black gestural strokes on huge white, neutral backgrounds. The results are compositions of great expression, drawings that are almost kinetic, repeating symmetrical patterns. On this occasion we will concentrate on the procedural value of the work of Hansen and we will use our own bodies in movement as a tool for artistic experience.
Rebeca Mariño Souto is an expert in cultural management from the USC (University of Santiago de Compostela), a graduate in fine arts from the University of Vigo, and a graduate in sociocultural animation. She has worked for the education departments of the CGAC and Afundación and collaborates with several cultural organisations, conducting educational workshops aimed at children and family audiences. She currently forms part of the 7H Cooperativa Cultural and is developing her work as a cultural manager and arts educator.
Candela Rajal Alonso is a graduate in fine arts from the University of Vigo and is a specialist in contemporary art and museology. Since 2012 she has been working in several fields related to cultural management, forming part of the DARDO team and working with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. She has also worked in several art galleries such as the Annie Gentils Gallery (Antwerp) or Formato Cómodo (Madrid). Currently she is combining her facet as an investigator with conducting workshops and projects based on arts education in several cultural organisations and centres.
REGISTRATION: The workshops are free and in order to take part it is necessary to register—within the time frames set—at email@example.com indicating the title of the activity you wish to register in, the names of the participants, their ages, contact telephone number and an e-mail address.
Only those with the age indicated for each workshop will be admitted.
The places will be filled in order of registration. Each applicant will receive confirmation by e-mail.
PLACES: 10 children each accompanied by a maximum of 2 family members in each workshop.
MANAGEMENT: Rebeca Mariño and Candela Rajal
COORDINATION: Virginia Villar