Museo Picasso Málaga’s Schedule of Activities for 2014
For 2014, Museo Picasso Málaga has scheduled a study of its permanent collection, two temporary exhibitions, and cultural and educational activities that are aimed at fostering social participation.
Examining the Collection Museo Picasso Málaga’s cultural activities continue in February, starting off 2014 with a new programme that studies and investigates the museum&rsquo";“s permanent holdings in the medium-term. The space devoted to the gallery´”;"s own holdings has been expanded for this purpose with the ground-floor exhibition Drawings and Engravings from the Collection, in which thirty-two works produced mainly between 1906 and 1923 will be on display until next 15th June. Pablo Picasso revisited traditional subjects such as nudes, landscapes and still-lives using more and more fragmented compositions, challenging us to understand objects whose geometric components have been rearranged in sequence and which are shown from different angles on the same dimension.
Two Temporary Exhibitions This summer Museo Picasso Málaga will be hosting two temporary exhibitions. The first of these, El Lissitzky, the Experience of Totality (23rd June &ndash";" 24th September 2014), looks at Lissitzky´";“s artistic career by bringing together paintings, photographs, photomontages, book designs and illustrations, magazines and architectural studies. Lissitzky was one of the most influential, experimental and controversial artists of the early 20th century. An architect, painter, graphic designer, exhibition designer and photographer, he contributed to the development of Suprematism, with his friend and mentor Kazimir Malevich, and later to Constructivism. He invented his own form of abstract art, which he named Proun, and his work had a profound effect outside Russia thanks to the De Stijl group in the Netherlands and the teachings of the Bauhaus in Germany. The exhibition is co-produced by Museo Picasso Málaga, MART. Museo d&rsquo”;"Arte Moderna e Contemporánea di Trento e Rovereto, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, Barcelona and La Fábrica, Madrid.
The exhibition Picasso TV (30th June - 16th November 2014), looks at the artist´";“s interest in certain series and programmes on French television in the 1960s, and at how this curiosity may have influenced the iconographic repertoire of his work during the final years of his long artistic career. The exhibition points to unsuspected links between some of the works the artist produced between 1966 and 1970 and the programmes on French television at the time. MPM will exhibit engravings from Suite 347, oil paintings, lithographs, and stills and excerpts from films and series, shown in the context of a period when black-and-white TV was bringing entertainment, sport and news to the masses. Curated by Laurence Madeline, from Musées d’Art et d’Histoire de Genè”;“ve, the exhibition comes to Museo Picasso Málaga after its tour to France (Le Consortium Centre d&rsquo”;“Art Contemporain de Dijon), Switzerland (Musées d&rsquo”;“Art et d&rsquo”;“Histoire de Genè”;“ve) and Germany (Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Mü”;"nster).
Over the next few months Museo Picasso Málaga will continue to work on a project about Picasso and German culture which has been postponed until sometime in the near future.
Fostering Participation Compared to last year, in 2014 there will be an increase in the number of cultural and educational activities organized alongside other local and national institutions. Chamber music, poetry, flamenco and jazz are just some of the arts that will continue to feature on Malaga city´";"s cultural calendar.
At Museo Picasso Málaga we will also continue to think about the role of museums in 21st-century society, with a variety of educational programmes ranging from exhibition-linked seminars to forums for discussion and programmes aimed at social inclusion and participation.
The Experience of Totality