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Social inclusion project

Clay Talks

Held at 'The Other Museum' and based on Miquel Barceló. Metamorphosis


Summer 2021

In the context of the exhibition Miquel Barceló. Metamorphosis and in collaboration with Fundación “la Caixa”, Museo Picasso Málaga has developed an art project called "Habla el barro" (Clay Talks), whose purpose is to encourage social participation in the artistic environment. The exhibition will run throughout the summer.

During the months of May and June, over thirty collectives working with people at risk of becoming socially vulnerable took part in more than seventy events held on the museum premises. The project is an extension of the accessibility programme devised and run by MPM for several years now, in which various collectives have taken part in these actions on a continuous basis, turning the art museum into a space for getting together to experiment and reflect, with the aim of empowering those who are most vulnerable. In total, 632kg of clay were used. It was kneaded, shaped and painted with engobe and enamels, before being fired at temperatures of between 750º and 1,050º. Miquel Barceló took part in several of these workshops, in which youngsters at risk of social exclusion got the chance to work with clay and ceramics, guided by a great and internationally acclaimed artist.

The result is a 500-piece group work whose aim is to encourage social participation in the artistic environment. We are grateful for the participation of the following groups and organizations:

ACCEM, Asociación de Discapacitados Psíquicos de Antequera y de su Comarca, Asociación de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer y otras demencias, Centro de día Almedina, Asociación Pro Inserción Laboral de Personas con Discapacidad, Asociación Arrabal, ASIMAS, Casa Hogar el Cónsul, Fundación Pública Andaluza para la Integración Social de Personas con Enfermedad Mental, Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado, CEIP Prácticas Nº1, Fundación Acompaña, Asociación Deméter por la Igualdad, Fundación Don Bosco, Asociación de Síndrome de Down de Málaga, Fuensocial, Fundación Málaga CF, Hospital de Día de Salud Mental El Cónsul, Integración para la Vida, Asociación de Ayuda contra las Adicciones, Centro Social de Mayores El Perchel, Mujer emancipada, Nuevo Hogar, Asociación Cívica para la Prevención, Centro de Acogida de San Juan de Dios, Federación Personas Sordas de Málaga, Asociación Taller Amistad, Asociación TOCA, and IES Universidad Laboral.

Watch the video with participants

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