'Engraved in Verse’ exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes in Paris © Museo Picasso Málaga



To celebrate Picasso year, today October 5 the Instituto Cervantes in Paris is presenting the Engraved in Verse exhibition that was shown at the Museo Picasso Málaga last December.

It consists of a set of eleven panels with prints based on several poems by Picasso that were produced at the Museo Picasso Málaga during a social participation project and will be on display in the French city throughout the month.

Since its beginnings the Museo Picasso Málaga has run an art and social participation programme for all audiences aimed at promoting the effective inclusion and real accessibility of everyone to art and culture. Nearly a year ago the museum organised the Engraving in Verse project in which 330 participants converted fifteen poems written by Picasso between 1935 and 1959 into a collective visual story using printmaking techniques such as drypoint and linocut.

Engraved in Verse is an amalgam of graphic art composed of words and images in the form of eleven panels that include the prints made by the participants together with labels displaying the poems by Picasso that inspired the compositions. The show is curated by José Lebrero Stals, artistic director at the Museo Picasso Málaga, and was on view at the Málaga museum last Christmas thanks to the collaboration of Fundación ‘La Caixa’. Proyecto Don Bosco, ACCEM, APROINLA, CEAR Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado, the department of equality of Málaga city council, the mental health therapeutic community at the Hospital Civil in Málaga, the Red Cross, Asimás, Málaga Acoge, Asociación Arrabal-AID, Fundación Diagrama, the master’s in emotional intelligence at the UMA, Proyecto Vive y Camina de las Adoratrices, Málaga Accesible and Málaga city council took part in this collective project.

During today and tomorrow the Instituto Cervantes in Paris is hosting the Picasso Écrivain (Picasso the Writer) seminar which, together with the exhibition, is part of the activities organised by the institute in Paris to mark the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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