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18-24 May 2015


To mark International Museum Day on 18th May, the CGAC is scheduling activities of various disciplines throughout the whole week, starting off on Monday with an open day. And during the week of celebrations, the public can also enjoy a geocaching proposal to find hidden messages, a workshop with the artist Luis Díaz Díaz, aimed at photographers, a talk on Western and Eastern film by José Manuel López, a lecture on literature given by Carme Riera, an improvised music session with vermouth session in the cafeteria area and a contemporary music concert.

To mark International Museum Day the CGAC will be open during its normal opening hours.
Monday 18th from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m.
Registration required

In this workshop, aimed at amateurs and professionals of photography, architecture and design, we will study the characteristic technical and visual codes of architectural photography and we will perform a practical exercise consisting of a report on the CGAC building designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza.

We will use the celebration of International Museum Day to emphasise the representation of the centre as a living and inhabited architectural organism, on which different beings and artistic pieces temporarily or permanently leave their mark.

From Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

For four years several museums in the city have been celebrating International Museum Day together. The CGAC, Museo do Pobo Galego, Granell Foundation, Museo da Catedral, the MUPEGA, Museum of Natural History and Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago coordinate the activities and schedule a joint action to be held in all these centres, in line with the slogan that ICOM, The International Council of Museums, proposes each year. In 2015, the slogan is Museums for a Sustainable Society. The world's museums are home to an important part of social and cultural diversity which, like ecological diversity, guarantees collective rights and civic participation with which to contribute to making this a sustainable society.

We want to represent the relationship between biodiversity and social and cultural diversity in an action focused on enhancing endogenous natural resources, on this occasion it will be traditional vegetable varieties, to which an important part of the peoples’ intangible cultural heritage is associated.

We will give visitors seedlings from organic seeds of courgettes, tomatoes, lettuce... so that each person can ensure they grow and bear fruit.

From Monday 18th to Sunday 24th from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
During museum week we invite the public to try to follow a series of messages hidden in the CGAC.
Geocaching is an activity in which players seek or hide treasures (caches) hidden around the world. There are over two million geocaches on the planet. These treasures are located via a mobile phone application that marks a series of coordinates or reveals a number of clues.


1. Anyone interested can participate in this activity by downloading the free Geocaching mobile application.

2. You must locate the treasure A park in the cemetery with the help of the application. There you will find the first clue.

3. People who prefer not to use new technologies can request the first clue at reception.

4. To find the hidden caches the public will have to immerse themselves in different areas of the CGAC and visit the exhibitions following the clues.

5. Those who find the treasures should note on a piece of paper the date, time and their name. We will provide a small notebook in the box.

6. Each cache contains a few rolls with words. You have to collect one roll from each cache and present it at reception. The person who locates the five hidden treasures will be given an art publication.

Legacy of European Modernity in Contemporary Asian Film
Wednesday 20th at 7.00 p.m. in the CGAC Auditorium

In museum week, the film critic Jose Manuel López will give an open session of the film course: The drifs of modernity. From classic to modern film. Perceptions, awakenings and echoes of the new cinema trends of modernity (1950- 1980).

Literatura is Dead, Long Live Football!
Saturday 23rd at 12.00 p.m. in the CGAC Auditorium

Professor of Spanish Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, novelist and member of the Royal Spanish Academy, Carme Riera will give a lecture within the series Where to? Observing cultural and social transformation from literature, in which she will suggest that when literature ceases to be a fact linked to the national issue, it is no longer considered integral to people’s lives and interest is lost in it. On the contrary, football teams are assimilated by the people even when their members are foreign.

Three Times Silence
Saturday 23rd at 1.00 p.m. in the CGAC Cafeteria

Fernando Garnero (Argentina, 1976), Interlude (2014), electric guitar / Januibe Tejera (Brazil, 1978), Trois fois silence (I) (2015), augmented flute or solo flute, electric guitar and piano.
The flute will be understood as an augmented instrument, as if the piano and the electric guitar were combined in one single instrument. The sound energy of this meta-instrument in Trois fois silence will be preceded by a coarse and rhythmic manipulation of the endless sound possibilities of the electric guitar.
Vertixe Sonora Ensemble: Alessandra Rombolà: flute / Rubén Barros: electric guitar / David Durán: piano

Saturday 23rd at 1.30 p.m. outside the CGAC Cafeteria
Literary-musical project on the theme of music by Jesús Andrés and texts by Silvia Pena.

Evening Concert by Gustavo Costa. Encode/Recover*
Saturday 23rd at 8.30 p.m. in the CGAC Auditorium
Flute, harp, piano, percussion, electronics and video

We inaugurate a new edition of the Music and Arts season. Sound relationships in which different international composers create sound pieces from exhibitions of the CGAC. In this concert, Vertixe Sonora will play Encode/Retrieve, a proposal by Gustavo Costa (Portugal, 1976) inspired by the exhibition Publish: sequence/meaning.

*Total premiere. ByVertixe Sonora

"Encode/Retrieve is a piece based on evoking musical memories that are deposited over long learning processes. The activation of these memories is obtained by the assimilation of lines of computer code by musicians, thus generating similar results to those that would be obtained by a computer. But, unlike fully automated processes of musical generation, the introduction of human variables allows a constant mutation of the original principles of the piece, reviewing a dynamic character that is adaptable to the different contexts where the piece is presented."

Gustavo Costa

Vertixe Sonora Ensemble: Alessandra Rombolà: flute /Pablo Coello: saxophone / Rubén Barros: electric guitar / Angélica Vázquez: harp / David Durán: piano / Diego Ventoso: percussion / Gustavo Costa: electronics and video


18 Monday
11 a.m - 8 p.m.: Open Day. To mark International Museum Day the CGAC will be open during its normal opening hours.

17-20 h: Workshop with Luis Díaz Díaz. Photographing inhabited space (first day).

19 Tuesday

11 a.m - 8 p.m.: CultivatingCulture
5 - 8 p.m.: Workshop with Luis Díaz Díaz. Photographing inhabited space (second day).

20 Wednesday
11 a.m - 8 p.m.: CultivatingCulture
7 p.m.: Talk by José Manuel López. Legacy of European modernity in contemporary Asian film (CGAC Auditorium)

21 Thursday
11 a.m - 8 p.m.: CultivatingCulture

22 Friday
11 a.m - 8 p.m.: CultivatingCulture

23 Saturday

11 a.m - 8 p.m.: CultivatingCulture
12 p.m.: Lecture by Carme Riera. Literature is dead, long live football! (CGAC Auditorium)
1 p.m.: Concert and vermouth session with Fernando Garnero and Januibe Tejera: Three times silence and Adhesivetape (outside the CGAC cafeteria)
8.30 p.m.: Evening concert by Gustavo Costa. Encode/Retrieve* (CGAC Auditorium) *Total premiere. By Vertixe Sonora

24 Sunday
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: CultivatingCulture

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