On the occasion of “The Paris of Brassaï. Photographs of the City Picasso Loved”
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For Brassaï, the fortuitous or intentional marks, drawings and scribbles on the walls of Paris told the story of a process of catharsis and refuge from everything that might repress, reprove, prohibit or oppress. For the photographer, walls were places where, far from the prying eyes of adults, children can feel safe: places that keep their most intimate secrets anonymous.
Graffiti has existed since Antiquity. Brassaï referred to it in the 1930s. It has lasted over time and has led to a phenomenon known as Toy Graffiti, the low-quality graffiti usually produced by beginners or children who are attempting to emulate the graffiti of their grown-up heroes and heroines, using the scarce means they possess.
What subjects are dealt with today? How are these apparently undesirable actions, which can be carried out in all kinds of urban locations, now valued? These are some of the questions that are the focus of this event. Museo Picasso Málaga has invited Dadi Dreucol, a multidisciplinary artist whose work revolves around public art and its issues. Graffiti and mural paintings are the common areas from which his projects have developed, grouped together in series over time. Dreucol has participated in many events, artist residencies and conferences, and his work is shown in institutions and galleries. He is currently carrying out doctoral research at Universitat Politècnica de València, which he alternates with producing his own artistic work.
Also taking part in this talk on Toy Graffiti is art history PhD, graphic design technician and social media copywriter Jaume Gómez Muñoz. As a researcher, he specializes in Graffiti-Urban Art, subcultures and mass culture, areas of knowledge which he has taught at Instituto Universitario de Creatividad e Innovaciones Educativas, at Universidad de Valencia and la Universitat Jaume 1. The author of several books and editor of the fanzine Strictly Toyz, he has also coordinated festivals such as R.F.T. and taken part in numerous seminars and conferences.
Those attending the event will also be able to discover Las Paredes de Málaga, a collective photographic project created by 900 citizens of Málaga, in which the anonymous art of the city of Málaga expresses itself, and to which Dadi Dreucol has added his own artistic gaze with a large-format mural. Admission to this event is free. Please book your place at: email@example.com
Thursday, 3 February, 2022
According to the program
PlaceMuseo Picasso Málaga
The Paris of Brassaï
Photographs of the City Picasso Loved