31st January 2012
When our director Pepe Serra said goodbye to the team at the Museu Picasso he told us: ‘We have done ten years’ work in five years.’ What follows is a brief summary of some of the projects carried out during his time as director.
· Research and development of exhibitions that contribute knowledge and added value.
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8th June 2011
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The last session of the Reading Club welcomed two of the most high-profile figures on the Spanish cultural scene today: the artist Pedro G. Romero and the writer and editor Julián Rodríguez. Starting from their reflections on the similarities between two seemingly very different bodies of work — such as the symmetry in the presentation of plot, the fragmented structure and the concept of the archive that runs through both — the two participants stressed the formal and conceptual freedom of their work: Las correspondencias and Ninguna necesidad, respectively. We also talked about how much the context in which a text is received determines whether or not it is regarded as literature.
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27th April 2011
The April session of the reading club had a very special guest: Javier Cercas came along to talk to us about Soldiers of Salamis, a perfect novel in the context of the exhibition “Cartoons on the Front Line”.
Javier Cercas and Jorge Carrión during the session
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10th March 2011
The Unknown Masterpiece, by Balzac, continues to provoke reflection and debate almost two hundred years after it was written. We started talking about the text, about how the topic of mastery is elaborated, about how passions are portrayed, the contradictions and the painters’ workshops, of how he talks about money and the conditions of life of the modern artist, and how he reveals the identity of the characters. We also talked of the tensions that make up its background (between painting and poetry, between love and death, between sense and craziness, between imitation and expression, and a long etcetera).
Attendees at the Reading Club | Books used during the session | Margarida Corgadella and Jordi Carrión
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7th February 2011
The visit of Lluís-Anton Baulenas to the Reading Club signified a change of rhythm in the dynamic of our meetings: instead of talking amongst ourselves about the text of a deceased author, for the first time we were able to share the opinions and ideas with an author who is not only still alive, but who answered our questions and enthused us with his reflections about La felicitat (Happiness). Read more »
31st January 2011
This announcement of the launch of the online Museum library catalogue will probably come as a surprise to many of you, and some of you may even have the feeling that you have already consulted it. The fact is that our regular users have previously had access to the physical catalogue in situ, in the Museum’s public consultation space, but what we are presenting here is the online catalogue, available on the Internet.
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