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WORKSHOP WITH FRANCESC TORRES

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

WORKSHOP WITH FRANCESC TORRES

Opening hours: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This workshop has no title. It’s going to be a workshop based on the artist’s experiences; he won’t discuss theory, but rather the things he has learnt throughout his career.

In the sessions, topics will be addressed, such as ‘new’ and ‘old’ practices, institutional policies, the role of the museum, funding strategies, interaction between art and the market and, ultimately, the role of art as a pre-scientific way of learning, as a behavioural pattern, and as a system of symbolic manipulation of what we understand as reality.

Special emphasis will be given to the close relationship that has existed between multimedia installations and the museum as its primary context.

All opinions will be essential, questions will be asked and participants will try to obtain answers in a deliberate attempt to learn something new about a profession as strange, extremely risky, primal and deeply mysterious as art.

Francesc Torres (Barcelona, 1948). Member of the first generation of installers that arose in the North-American artistic context of the nineteen-seventies. His life and artistic experience have led him to live between Barcelona and New York and, in the last twenty years, he has established a strong link with Galicia where he has visited the Costa da Morte several times.

In his prolific career spanning over five decades, he has also worked as an exhibition curator, writer and speaker at various universities and was President of the Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya.

Some of his exhibitions have been hosted by the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art, MoMA (New York), Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh), Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA (Los Angeles), Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Rudolfinum (Prague), State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MNCARS (Madrid), Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona), Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), International Center of Photography (New York),  Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA, etc. His works form part of many public and institutional collections throughout the world.

TARGET GROUPS:The workshop is designed for any person genuinely interested in art, especially students or those holding doctorates in Visual Arts and Art History.

REGISTRATION: The registration period is open from 26 February until 26 March 2020. If you are interested, please email cgac.educacion@xunta.gal. Please include your full name, national ID card number, studies, area of work or interest, an email address and a contact telephone number. Once your request has been accepted, registered applicants will be sent payment details.

PLACES: 20

PRICE: € 20

CERTIFICATE: CGAC will award a certificate to all those who attend at least 75 % of the sessions.

Coordinated by: Gema Baños

Rúa Valle Inclán, 2
15703 Santiago de Compostela
Spain
Ph.: (+34) 981 546 619
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