MUSEUM WEEK 2022 THE POWER OF MUSEUMS
To celebrate 18th May, International Museum Day, this year the ICOM’s slogan is ‘The Power of Museums.’ Its aim is to highlight the transformative potential of museums in their communities, as places of training, discovery, research, encounter and as forums for cultural exchange and knowledge sharing.
At CGAC we are programming a week full of activities suitable for everyone and centred around this day.
ROUTE FOLLOWING CGAC AND OTHER MILESTONES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE OF COMPOSTELA
Saturday 14th May / Time: 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. / Led by: Carmen Rey / Free activity. Advance booking required
We’ll start this route through the city outside CGAC and stop at other contemporary architecture landmarks in Santiago de Compostela: the Avenida Juan XXIII complex; Santiago’s public library, Ánxel Casal, by Andrés Perea; the presidential residence of the Regional Government of Galicia, by Manuel Gallego Jorreto; the Finca Simeon estate, also known as Vista Alegre Park, with contributions by César Portela, Arata Isozaki and Antón García Abril, and the Auditorium of Galicia, by Julio Cano Lasso, to return to Siza's architecture in the Faculty of Communication Sciences.
Booking: Places can be booked from 9th - 10th May. The activity is free of charge and to participate you need to register in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: full name, telephone number and contact e-mail address of the applicant. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
SUNDAY GUIDED VISIT TO EXHIBITIONS
Sunday 15th and 22nd May / Time: 12.00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. / Free entry until all available places are filled
The public can visit CGAC to enjoy the following exhibitions accompanied by art mediators: Suso Fandiño. Wunderkammer (15th May only), Buen Gobierno. Sandra Gamarra Heshiki, and Confluencias en el arte gallego de la Colección CGAC.
To participate in this activity no prior booking is required. Visits will leave CGAC’s reception area at 12.00 p.m. and the visit will last approximately 50 minutes. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum of 25 people.
OPEN SESSION - ARCHITECTURE INTRAHISTORIES IV ONLINE COURSE
Activism and Territory. César Manrique
Monday 16th May / Time: 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. / Led by: Fermín Blanco / Delivery: Online / Free entry
This edition of the course is marked by the relationship between architecture and nature: landscaping, natural resources management, bio-construction, garden design, renaturalisation of urban spaces and biophilia.
The session, which will be delivered over the Zoom platform, can be accessed directly by clicking on the following link: https://acortar.link/DNbY5i
Meeting ID: 870 8015 7509
OPEN SESSION - ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF MODERNITY: AVANT-GARDE AND POST-AVANT-GARDE
The 1920s. The maturity of the revolutionaries: Picasso, Matisse. The ‘return to order’ and its impact on painting. The déco trend. New objectivity and its future persistence: Edward Hopper, Balthus
Wednesday 18th May / Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. / Venue: CGAC Auditorium / Led by: M.ª Luisa Sobrino Manzanares / Free entry until all available places are filled
The content of this course covers the period from the early twentieth century to the Second World War, the outbreak of which was the first major rupture in the history of culture and art.
GUIDED VISITS - HOW DID THEY DO THAT?
THE ‘INTERSECTIONS’ EXHIBITION FROM THE STORAGE FACILITY TO THE EXHIBITION ROOMS
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May / Time: 6.00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Free entry until all available places are filled
During these two visits, the public will be able to discover the process behind an exhibition from the angle of the different agents involved in it. We will take a tour from the CGAC's storage facility to the exhibition rooms where the Intersections in Galician Art from the CGAC Collection exhibition is located, accompanied by the CGAC's director Santiago Olmo, the curator Sara Donoso and some of the artists whose work is included in the exhibition.
We will talk about how the centre works with its collection, the creation of the exhibition discourse, the process of selecting the works, the dialogue that is established with the artists and between the pieces themselves, the mounting of the exhibition, the different artistic trajectories, and the details of the works from their protagonists.
- Thursday 19th May. Participants: Santiago Olmo, Sara Donoso and the artists Chelo Matesanz and Álvaro Negro
- Thursday 20th May. Participants: Santiago Olmo, Sara Donoso and the artists Amaya González Reyes and Vítor Mejuto
To participate in this activity no prior booking is required. The visits will leave CGAC reception area at 6.00 p.m. Groups will be organised on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum of 25 people.
FAMILY WORKSHOP - A JOURNEY TO PERU
The Rebellion of Form. Aldo Chaparro
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May / Time: 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Led by: Sara Donoso / Free activity. Advance booking required
The relationships between painting, design and sculpture are essential in Aldo Chaparro's work. Playing with the combination of shapes and colours, participants will work with different formats and materials and learn to express feelings through their hands and the objects used.
Saturday 21st May. Families with children aged 4 to 6.
Sunday 22nd May. Families with children aged 7 to 9.
Booking: Families who are interested can apply for a place from 12th to 19th May by sending an e-mail to email@example.com indicating the title of the activity and the day on which they wish to register, the names of the participants, their ages, a contact telephone number and an e-mail address. Each applicant will receive email confirmation.