Contemporary architecture and town planning are the city of Compostela’s great unknowns. This route comprises a sample of building works carried out in the last fifty years that has continually defined and distinguished the city’s northern area. We will talk about the relationship between architecture and landscape, the dialogue between tradition and modernity, stone and the new architectural languages…
The CGAC's Activities and Pedagogical Department develops its programme with a primary goal: to bring art to society through the rigorous analysis of critical issues inherent in contemporary artistic activity.
Film seasons and conferences, workshops, seminars and concerts, make up the centre’s fundamental offer of activities, aiming to involve a wide range of audiences from the professional sector of the world of art and culture to an increasingly larger group of artists and fine art and history students, not to mention all those interested in the evolution of art and aesthetic reflection.
At the same time, the CGAC develops specific programmes for schools and colleges as well as guided tours, with the purpose of providing the various groups who come to the museum with the necessary tools to understand contemporary art and, from there, the world we live in.
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The number of seats available for the museum´s activities are subject to change as a result of potential changes in Covid-19 regulations.
Online format: Friday, 5 May from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Saturday, 6 May from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Drawing, painting and collage form part of the daily activities of an art classroom at any stage of education, but creating 3D projects is less commonplace. For this reason, in 2023, the art education course Art in the Classroom will focus on three-dimensional creations.
Horario de 16:00 a 20:00 h
Sesións en liña
Horario: de 17:00 a 19:00 h
In this workshop we will approach a reading of the city as a complex organism, using the concept of aesthetic experience as a primary tool. By this we mean everything that the different senses capture from a city and that constitutes the common heritage of citizenship (everyone sees the same façades, hears the same noises, gets wet by the rain on the same day).
As of last year, the CGAC has been working on a listening project in the San Pedro neighbourhood, compiling its history, traditions, local economy and witnesses to the transformation of its urban and human landscape.
As Xornadas de Música Contemporánea están organizadas polo Auditorio de Galicia-Compostela Cultura, Concello de Santiago, o Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), a Universidade de Santiago de Compostela e contan co apoio económico da Deputación da Coruña.
The Plataforma performing arts festival was born with a vocation that remains the same: to enrich the cultural power of Santiago de Compostela.
The consequences of the Second World War led many of the artists who had played a leading role in the European avant-garde movements to go into exile in the United States. New York became the great international artistic hub, replacing the role that Paris had played.