INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2020

26 October 2020
Timetable: 7:30pm CGAC Auditorium

This year, we celebrated International Museum Day on 18th May with the slogan proposed by the International Council of Museums (ICOM): “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”.

CGAC continues to promote accessibility for everyone to contemporary art and culture by using accessibility tools and offering educational artistic programmes in which contemporary art is promoted as a vehicle for inclusive learning with the museum serving as a meeting space. It is a forum in which everyone can share their different perspectives, experiences and knowledge.

Given the current situation, IMD 2020 will be digitalised through organised online activities. Face-to-face activities will take place in November.

A BASIC GUIDE TO CGAC WITH PICTOGRAMS

18th May

CGAC will present a poster and basic guide to CGAC using pictograms for accessing information and enabling those with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) to engage with art. The guide can be found at CGAC's reception and in this link.

DIVERSE CLASSROOM ONLINE WORKSHOP. EXPRESSIVE BODY - ARTICULATE BODY

20th May

Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm

The Expressive Body - Articulate Body workshop is part of the Diverse Classroom programme. Run by Adriana Pazos Ottón, the project seeks to integrate people with functional diversity through contemporary art.

During the session, we will work on body language and gestures and look at physical expressions that we use daily, unconsciously, in order to choreograph the experience.

The key aspects of this workshop are physical awakening, improvisation, and the exploration of the expressive potential of the space surrounding us and the online platform's own tools.

TARGET GROUPS: Anyone interested in art and body language.

REGISTRATION: The programme is free. To participate, email cgac.educacion@xunta.gal and include the name of the group or participants, their ages, their needs, the name of the contact person responsible, a contact telephone number and an email address.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Each applicant will receive email confirmation.

TREATISE CONCERT BY THE SUELEN ESTAR QUARTET

15th November

Time: 7:30pm

CGAC Auditorium

In November, we join the international community in a second invitation to celebrate Museums Night and ICOM's 74th anniversary with a concert consisting of contemporary music.

TREATISE

Violin, viola, cello, and double bass

Treatise is a graphical manuscript of unconventional notation composed by the English composer Cornelius Cardew between 1963 and 1967. It is a work considered to be a landmark in the music of our time, in which lines, geometric shapes, numbers and symbols converge. The composition, which is extremely interesting from a visual perspective and is void of explicit performance instructions, allows performers to make their own explorations and find their own relationships between the visual elements and the sounds to develop unique works.

Suelen Estar Quartet presents a version of this work and, besides their unprecedented, particular version as a string quartet, they offer us a complete performance with the projection of the original score in real time, facilitating the audience's audio-visual engagement with Cornelius Cardew's work.

The Suelen Estar Quartet was formed in 2011 by professional Galician musicians whose common interest it was to develop experimental musical ideas related to free improvisation and contemporary music. The members of the ensemble are Elena Vázquez (violin), María José Pámpano (viola), Macarena Montesinos (cello) and Saúl Puga (double bass). In recent years they have participated in festivals such as the TPS in the Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela, Imaxina Sons in Vigo, WOS INC, BINNAR in Portugal, and the Alt and Zarata festivals in Madrid. They have collaborated with jazz groups such as Sumrá Trío and the contemporary music ensemble Vertixe Sonora and sound artists such as Christina Vantzou, Dorian Wood and Pablo Rega amongst others. They also worked with choreographer and dancer Mónica García in the creation of the performance Nielheim.

REGISTRATION

The programme is free. Participants must register beforehand by sending an email to cgac.educacion@xunta.gal, indicating their full name, a contact telephone number and email address.

Registration for any remaining spaces can be taken on the day of the concert by calling the CGAC reception beforehand (tel. 981 546 619).

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.