14- 19 May 2019
MUSEUM WEEK. MUSEUMS AS CULTURAL HUBS: THE FUTURE OF TRADITION
18th May is International Museum Day and the theme of this year’s celebration is Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition. This year, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is focusing on the new roles being undertaken by museums as active stakeholders in their communities. Hence, the Galician Centre for Contemporary Art (CGAC) will be showcasing films, music, educational workshops and guided tours intended to encourage social integration and accessibility of the arts to the general public.
FANTASTIC FILMS WITH LIVE MUSIC FOR SCHOOLS
Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May 2019 / Free with advanced booking
CGAC is inviting schools to enjoy an amazing programme of fantasy films from the early 20th century with live original soundtracks.
We will start the week with four silent film screenings with live music for primary, secondary and post-secondary students. The company 16 mm, formed by musicians Macarena Montesinos and Paulo Pascual, will delight the audience with their live musical arrangement, improvisation and performance during a selection of short films by the visionary Spanish film director Segundo de Chomón.
Born in Teruel, this pioneer who was a contemporary of Méliès, saw cinema as a tool for conveying more than reality and used it as a space in which to breathe life into his fantastic stories. He innovated the technique, designed a machine for giving colour to films, pioneered stop motion and expanded cinematographic language at a time when the film industry was in its infancy.
CGAC will combine sound and music (violin, theremin and modern sound technology) with the ingenuity and phantasmagoria of the following films by Segundo de Chomón: Japanese Butterflies, Kiriki, En avant la musique, King of Dollars, Tulips, The Electric Hotel, The Red Spectre and A Trip to Jupiter.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Primary, secondary and post-secondary students.
REGISTRATION: To participate, email email@example.com with the following information: school, student age group, number of participants, telephone number, email address, contact person, preferred session.
DATES, TIMES AND SEATS
Tuesday 14 May: Full
Wednesday 15 May: First session: 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Seats: 250
Second session: 12:00 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. Seats: 250
DURATION: 40 min
WORKSHOP: THE MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE
In collaboration with Fundación Eduardo Pondal, Ponteceso, A Coruña
Tuesday 14 May / Led by: Lara Torres
CGAC will move to the premises of Fundación Eduardo Pondal during Museum Week in order to open the museum up to the community.
We will support the children in a workshop which will reflect upon art and architecture based on their own urban and landscape reality.
Afterwards, considering some of the key features of modern architecture, we will work to create our own museum space, combining forms, proportions, balance, materials and textures. Each participant will embrace their own creativity by designing their own museum. Afterwards, it will be added to the museums created by fellow participants to create a large-scale museum space.
ART EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Wednesday 15 May / Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. / Free with advanced booking / Led by: Adriana Pazos
We designed the museum as a space open to differences. Hence, in Museum Week, we have included a special all-ability session in the art education programme.Diverse Classroom seeks to provide museum access to all with an open attitude towards the plurality of readings, critical reflection and exchange, bringing together intellectual, social, ideological, educational, cultural and emotional differences using educational and creative strategies. We seek to achieve an inclusive learning space in which everyone can contribute their knowledge and experience from their different perspectives in order to create a common social, physical, conceptual forum.
The sessions will be adapted to the specific needs of participating groups and will be a combination of guided tours and educational workshops. We will work with our bodies with the space surrounding us and we will convey our ideas in the form of physical, scenic, objectual and visual experiences.
INTENDED PARTICIPANTS: The program is designed for the general public of all ages (4+ to adults).
REGISTRATION: The programme is free. To participate, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of the group or names of the participants, their ages, their needs, contact person, contact telephone number and an email address. Places will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis, upon registration. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email.
PLACES: A suitable number of places will be agreed upon depending on the groups of people who register for the activity, to ensure the best experience. Children aged 4 to 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
CGAC’S ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY - GUIDED TOURS
Friday 17 May & Sunday 19 May / 12:00 m. / FreeTo celebrate International Museum Day, on 17th May and 19th May we are offering some special tours in relation to CGAC’s architecture and history. Our guided tour goes from the outer porch to the roof of the building where there is a permanent exhibition of Dan Graham’s Triangular Pavilion.
During the course of these tours, besides interesting facts and anecdotes, Álvaro Siza’s design will be discussed, as well as its close, formal and conceptual connection with Bonaval Park and with the city surrounding it.
To participate in this activity, you do not need to register beforehand. Tours will start from CGAC’s reception area at midday and will last approximately 50 minutes. The maximum group size will be 25, filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITIONS
Saturday 18 May / 12:00 m. / Free
The public can visit CGAC to enjoy works by Loreto Martínez Troncoso, Angela de la Cruz and René Heyvaert, accompanied by art experts. This tour seeks to arouse interest in contemporary artistic creation and facilitate communication between the observer and works of art.
To participate in this activity, you do not need to book beforehand. The tour will leave CGAC’s reception area at midday and will last approximately 50 minutes. The maximum group size will be 25, filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.