Representing the Museu Picasso, I was were lucky enough to be able to attend the edition of MuseumNext that took place on May 13th, 14th and 15th in Amsterdam, thanks to an invitation from the organisers for having been joint organisers last year.
Now that a few days have passed, there has been time enough to put all the information, ideas and shared knowledge received in order, and I would like to highlight those concepts that seemed most relevant. However, much better than this summary, we recommend a visit to its Tumblr.
For the final session of this year’s club, we counted on the presence of Eduard Vallès, curator of the exhibition “Yo Picasso. Self-portraits”. He was responsible for relating the obsession of the artist with his own image, an obsession that always accompanied him, with our reading, I’m not me, performance and the new spectators, by Estrella de Diego.
The session for the Textos españoles: 1894-1968 (Spanish Texts 1894-1968 ) by Pablo Picasso with Malén Gual, Curator of the museum, was a delight. It was a unique occasion in the Reading Club in which we had the pleasure of completing with images by the painter, some of his texts that demanded so, with such strength.
Testimony of the years in which Rabos de lagartija is situated (Lizard tails, the novel by Juan Marsé which was the focus of the latest session of our Reading Club) the professor and poet Lluís Izquierdo led us through the Barcelona of the Franco period like an authentic guide.
On Saturday March 9th the Museu Picasso celebrated the 50th anniversary of its inauguration. Quite a milestone, particularly if we take into account the Barcelona of 1963 and the political environment of the time.
On the occasion of the exhibition “Picasso’s ceramics. Jacqueline’s gift to Barcelona” that can be seen in the galleries of the museum until April 1st, the museum has held a ceramics workshop divided in six sessions.
With Claustre Rafart, who has studied the history of this museum, the latest session of the club focused on one of the most surprising figures of Barcelona from the second half of the 20th century, the notary Raimon Noguera. Because the reading that brought us together this time was precisely, El notari Raimon Noguera i el llegat de Picasso, Miró i Pau Casals (The notary Raimon Noguera and the legacy of Picasso, Miró and Pau Casals), by Agustí Pons, the biography of this deluxe secondary player, discrete and efficient, that enabled the fact that the foundations of three universal Catalans would be inaugurated in Barcelona, that being pro-Franco, was adverse.
We are starting 2013 very much on the right foot and with good perspectives for the future of the museum. Nevertheless, we don’t want to forget everything we did in 2012, so you can find here a small selection of images of some of the projects we carried out in the museum last year:
In 2012 we started a new period in the hands of the director Bernardo Laniado-Romero, focusing especially on a revision of the Collection of the museum, as well as giving emphasis to education and accessibility from all the fields.
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