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Activities for families and adults

A Day with Torres-Garcia

13th Anniversary

Saturday 29 Oct. 2016

Activities in Spanish

To coincide with the opening of the exhibition Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, Museo Picasso Málaga devoted a whole day to getting to know about the Uruguayan artist, whose work defies classification or stereotypes. The activities for families and adults offered different approaches to the artist’s work. 

Getting to know Joaquín
A fun notebook for visiting the exhibition devoted to the Uruguayan artist with all the family. Available at the museum ticket office.

Group work. All day
Two canvas-like panels were hung in the museum Bookshop as a tribute to Joaquín Torres-García. On them, a series of symbols and pictograms made up stories using a language of signs and symbols that are inscribed on geometric shapes.

11.30am and 12.30pm. Constructing
Workshop visit for families
In Joaquín Torres García’s constructivist designs, geometry is the origin of form. Based on this idea, the children projected constructivist figures onto clay plaques on which, by adding symbols and pictograms, they went from geometrical abstract to figurative and 3-D art.

1pm. Talks on Joaquín Torres García. The Arcadian Modern 
A look at the artist Joaquín Torres-García illustrated by works that range from his earliest works in late 19th-century Barcelona, to his final works in Montevideo in the 1940s. The visit was completed by establishing links between Picasso and Joaquín Torres-García, using various documents and publications on display in the museum. 

From 11am. Letters and pictograms
An activity for all the family, in MPM Garden. Using drawings and collages with pictograms and letter, the participants were able to construct images and invent their own stories.

5.30pm. Conversations with…. Guillermo Busutil 
The writer and journalist from Granada gave a narrated tour in the exhibition room. Busutil is currently the director of ”Mercurio”, the review published by the Fundación José Manuel Lara in Seville. He is a columnist and literary critic, and art critic for the newspaper La Opinión de Málaga. In 2012 he received the Premio Andalucía de la Crítica for his book Vidas Prometidas (pub. Tropo), runner-up in the 2011 Premio Setenil award for best book of short stories, and chosen by the critics in Babelia, El Cultural and ABCD as one of the ten best books of the year. He also holds Unicaja awards for journalistic articles, and the Universidad and Ateneo award for journalism. 

These activities were free with admission (which is always free for children). As the number of places for all these activities is limited, please register at the ticket office in plenty of time. The MPM Bookshop joined in the 13th Anniversary celebrations by offering a 5% discount on all items relating to the exhibition.


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