On the Human Being. International Photography, 1900-1950 18 February &ndash";" 25 May 2008 Since the birth of photography, human beings have been the main protagonists in front of the camera lens. Curated by Ute Eskildsen, Director of the Photography Department at the Museum Folkwang in Essen (Germany), the exhibition explores humankind&rsquo";"s fascination with deciphering the keys to its own existence, in order to recognize itself and make itself recognizable in the gaze of the other.
On the Human Being. International Photography 1900-1950 brings together 112 images, from 68 of the leading figures from the first half of the 20th century. Cecil Beaton, Brassaï";", Claude Cahun, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alvin Langdon Coburn, André Kertész, El Lissitzky, László Moholy-Nagy, Irving Penn, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, August Sander and Edward Steichen are some of the photographers featured in the exhibition. Among the most striking pieces are portraits, some of well-known people, others depicting anonymous, but powerfully evocative, faces.
This exhibition will be complemented by another that the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) in Seville is organizing. It will be showing, in June, another selection of photographs that, under the title On the Human Being. International Photography, 1950-2000, will cover the second half of the 20th century.
Moments and Gazes. Picasso as seen by Otero 16 June - 20 August 2008 The everyday atmosphere in Picasso&rsquo";“s studio, with his family and friends, is one of the main themes running through this new selection of images by the photographer Roberto Otero which the MPM will be showing next summer. With these photographs, the Museum, which exhibited the first selection in the summer of 2006, will reveal Picasso&rsquo”;"s more private, personal sphere, with the aim of giving the visitor a different look at the man behind the myth.
Roberto Otero (Buenos Aires, 1931 - Palma de Mallorca, 2004) is one of the photographers who had constant access to the more private side of Pablo Picasso during the last years of his life, at the artist&rsquo";“s home in Mougins, in the south of France. Otero&rsquo”;“s archive comprises more than 1500 images, which the MPM acquired in late 2005 and which are an exceptional testimony to Picasso&rsquo”;"s daily life and the creative process that went into his work during the 1960s.
Beyond Painting. Max Ernst in the Wü";“rth Collection 22 September 2008 - 8 March 2009 The Museo Picasso Málaga will devote an exhibition to Max Ernst (Brü”;“hl, Germany, 1891-Paris, 1976), a key figure in 20th century art. His body of work, simultaneously attractive and disturbing, is one of the most significant in the entire Surrealist canon, in which it stands out due to pieces that transgress all limits of content and technique, where the playful and the threatening coexist to produce an uncanny effect on the viewer. His spirit of constantly trying to outdo himself led him to be considered by André Breton as &ldquo”;“the most magnificently tormented mind that could possibly exist&rdquo”;".
The MPM show will bring together a selection of pieces from the Museum Wü";“rth, one of the most important private holdings in Europe. The paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings included will show Ernst&rsquo”;"s overwhelming imagination and the amazing spaces that he created, inhabited by fantastical creatures.
MPM AUDITORIUM Winter Tales. Russian Ballet Stars Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February 2008. MPM Auditorium Ballet is back at the MPM. This time, leading dancers from the Russian companies, the Bolshoi and the Stanislavski, will be showing off their virtuosity in a spectacle filled with music, movement, and fantasy.
Mark Peretokin, Dimitri Gudanov, Ilze Liepa, Lilia Musavarova, Tatiana Chernobrovkina, and Aidar Akhmetov&mdash";“all stars on the Russian ballet scene&mdash”;“will perform a repertoire ranging from the classics to contemporary pieces: The Queen of Spades, The Crane, The Dying Swan, selections from Carmen, Madame Bovary, Spartacus&hellip”;" these are some of the pieces included in a program that will be presented by these dancers with the elegance, talent, and brilliant technique for which they are internationally known.
Lecture Series on Photography March-April 2008. MPM Auditorium In parallel to the exhibition On the Human Being. International Photography, 1900-1950, theMPM has prepared a lecture series featuring renowned art historians and photography experts, who will present their ideas regarding different aspects of this medium. Ute Eskildsen, the show&rsquo";“s curator, will kick off the series on Thursday, 6 March at 8 p.m. In collaboration with the Universidad de Málaga. Concert Hommage to Olga Kokhlova Friday 23 and Saturday 24 May 2008. MPM Auditorium The ballerina Olga Kokhlova, Pablo Picasso&rsquo”;"s first wife, is the inspiration behind this concert featuring the mezzo-soprano Elena Gragera, accompanied by the pianist Antón Cardó, at the MPM Auditorium. Borodin, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schumann, Poulenc, Debussy and Satie are some of the composers in a program specially prepared for the occasion, including songs with lyrics by such poets as Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, Paul Verlaine, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.
This will be the second concert by Gragera and Cardó at the MPM";" their first, in November 2006 and titled Voice and Piano for Picasso, was a great success.
Janine Jansen Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June 2008. MPM Auditorium Considered a leading performer in her native Holland, the young violinist Janine Jansen has gained a prestigious international reputation for her virtuosity and versatility. The New York Times praised her as an &ldquo";“imaginative interpreter with a strong technique and a sweet, rich tone.&rdquo”;" For its part, the Times affirmed that her &ldquo";“interpretations seem to flow as naturally from the heart of the music as water from a spring.&rdquo”;"
Her debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1997 resulted in invitations for her from all over Europe. But it was her London debut in November 2002, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, when she caught the public&rsquo";"s imagination and attracted attention in the specialized press. Since then, she has appeared with many of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors. At the Museo Picasso Málaga Auditorium, Janine Jansen will play, with her 1727 Stradivarius Barrere, works by Bach, Mozart, Tabakona and Martinu, accompanied by the violist Maxim Rysanov.
Jordi Savall Friday 3 and Saturday 4 October 2008. MPM Auditorium Unanimously acclaimed as one of today&rsquo";“s foremost interpreters of early music, Jordi Savall is among the most multifariously gifted musicians of his generation”;" violist, musical director, and the creator of an unmistakable style, he is a concert performer, teacher, and researcher, making him one of the chief architects of the currently ongoing revaluation of historic music. This will be the second time that Jordi Savall performs in this Auditorium, the first being the concerts he gave under the title of The Seventh String, which was a huge success with the public in February 2007.
Spellbound Dance Company Friday 21 and Saturday 22 November 2008. MPM Auditorium The strength and energy of the Spellbound Dance Company will transform the MPM Auditorium into a stage for constantly evolving and mutating emotions, images, sounds and gestures. This Italian company, founded in 1994 by Mauro Astolfi, is choreographing a new and specific piece.
Known for their rigorous choreographic research and stylistic mixtures, the Spellbound Dance Company takes the stage with the aim of interacting with the audience on an emotional level, overflowing with energy and strength, able to stimulate the sensibilities of those who attend their dance shows.
MPM OPENING NIGHTS Nights with Picasso After the great success of this initiative since 2006, the MPM will celebrate a number of Nights with Picasso throughout 2008. Live music, guided tours of the MPM Collection and of the architectural setting will allow the visitor to discover and enjoy the Museum in a different manner. From 8 pm until midnight, for a reduced price of 2 euros. Scheduled dates:
Saturday 5 April 2008 Saturday 7 June 2008 Saturday 12 July 2008 Saturday 20 September 2008 Saturday 18 October 2008
The Night of Museums Saturday 17 May 2008 Once a year, the museums of Europe, from Russia to Spain, celebrate their great art night. The Museo Picasso Málaga will take part yet again in this initiative, which in 2007 included the participation of more than 1,700 museums from all over the continent, including the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, and the Musée d&rsquo";“Orsay, in París”;" the Galleria Nazionale de Arte Moderna, in Rome";" and Madrid&rsquo";"s Museo del Prado.
PUBLICATIONS Catalogue of the exhibition On the Human Being: International Photography, 1900-1950 With texts by Ute Eskildsen, the exhibition&rsquo";“s curator and Director of the Photography Department at the Museum Folkwang in Essen (Germany)”;" Florian Ebner, photographer and writer";" Ramón Esparza, critic and professor at the Universidad del País Vasco";" and Christiane Kuhlmann, also of the Museum Folkwang. Co-edited with Turner Publicaciones. Published in Spanish and English.
Catalogue of the exhibition Max Ernst Texts by Werner Spies, the world renowned art historian and professor at the Dü";"sseldorf Art Academy (Germany). Spies is an expert on the work of Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst. Published in Spanish and English.
Veo, veo. ¿";“Qué ves? II Workbook for Families After the first edition of its workbook in Spanish for families, Veo, veo. ¿”;"Qué ves?, available in Spanish for our youngest visitors every day at the MPM Ticket Counter, the MPM has published a new workbook featuring questions and activities for the young and their adult companions.
EDUCATION Activities for schools MPM Workshops -Invent your Costume. Guided Visit-Workshop for Students Until June 2008 Strolling through the MPM’s Collection, the schoolchildren discover how Picasso invented different characters. After the students view and discuss several works of art, the Education Department encourages them to create their own character and then dress it up. Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.
- From October 2008 The MPM will continue its program of workshop combined with visits for Preschool and Primary children, and, for the first time, will expand this activity to include first- and second-year Secondary School students, which will include discovering the Museum&rsquo";"s artworks, as well as working with different kinds of materials. Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.
From the Classroom to the Museum. Guided Tours The MPM takes students on an interactive trip through the Collection as the starting point of a discovery and exploration process. This activity is targeted for school students 8-18. The visit varies for different age groups. Courses for School teachers After the interest sparked in previous courses, the Museum extends this initiative to Secondary School teachers. They will be invited to learn the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), so that they may later use them with their own students.
-Tell Me What You See. Interactive Activities at the Museo Picasso Málaga March-April 2008 Course for Secondary School teachers based on VTS. In collaboration with the Centro de Profesorado de Málaga.
-From the Classroom to the Museum: Talking about Picasso September 2008 Course for Primary School teachers based on VTS. In collaboration with the Centro de Profesorado de Málaga.
Intern Program at the Museum Aimed at students of Art History, Communication Sciences, and Education, the program offers the opportunity to get several months of hands-on experience in the Museum&rsquo";"s day-to-day functioning, in order to learn more about its organization and improve their practical training as future professionals.
Training Course for Students of Medicine and Health Sciences July 2008 Using the MPM Collection as a starting point, the aim of this course is to teach the practical applications of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to students of Medicine and Health Sciences.
This method was created to develop students&rsquo";" capacity for carefully observing and arguing their opinions regarding artistic images&mdash";"abilities that can become very valuable when interpreting the information provided by the body.
Activities for Private Visitors Activities for children How you see yourself&hellip";“How would you paint yourself?. Holiday Workshops Inspired by artworks in the MPM, a scavenger-hunt game, and with the help of a small mirror, young artists learn to depict themselves. Thus, they wind up working in one of Pablo Picasso&rsquo”;"s favorite genres: the portrait.
This workshop is recommended for children between 7 and 9 years old. The activities are programmed for two 3-hour sessions, which will combine visits to the galleries with creative manual work. Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.
Summer Workshops for Children July 2008 Based on the idea of workshop-visits, with the possibility of working several days in a row, the MPM invites children to make the best of their summer holidays by taking part in this introduction to the ever surprising work of Picasso.
Tell Me What You See. Family visits Saturdays at noon A dialogue between children and adult companions on the works of the MPM Collection.
Today Lets Play at Looking Saturdays during school vacations, at 12 noon Saturdays are special during school vacations. The MPM offers a tour through its Collection using the I am a Spy workbook. Later the children will create their own &ldquo";“creature&rdquo”;".
Veo, veo. ¿";"Qué ves? II. Notebooks for families Available daily at the MPM ticket office A fun, instructive and original way to visit the MPM. The notebooks in Spanish contain questions and activities to be carried out together as a family. Sponsored by the Diputación de Málaga. Activities for adults Getting to Know the Collection Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6 pm and 7 pm. A tour of selected pieces of the MPM collection guided by an MPM educator.
Talks in the Museum Every Thursday at 6 pm. Tours that focus on the temporary exhibitions or on specific subjects. Until 24 January: Picasso. Object and Image. 7 and 14 February: Bathers in the MPM Collection. From 21 February: On the Human Being: International Photography 1900-1950 From 2 October: Max Ernst Activities for different groups Guided tours for the less able Sponsored by Unicaja
Workshop for children with special needs In June 2007 a group of children associated to the ONCE and their friends took part in a workshop organised specially for them. In 2008, the Museum will repeat this initiative with other children from different groups and associations. Tours for visitors with intellectual disability Fridays at 10 am. Sign language interpreted tours Bimonthly activity With the collaboration of the Federación de Sordos de Málaga. Tours for visitors with visual impairment Bimonthly activity With the collaboration of ONCE Málaga (Organización Nacional de Ciegos de España).
Guided tours for adults in the Province of Malaga With the aim of bringing Picasso&rsquo";“s works closer to the inhabitants of Malaga&rsquo”;“s surrounding towns, the MPM&rsquo”;"s Department of Education invites groups of adults to visit the Museum free of charge. Sponsored by the Diputación de Málaga.
Activities for Professionals Courses for Tour Guides February-March 2008 For yet another year, the MPM is inviting all of the city&rsquo";"s official tour guides to participate in the fifth course directed by the art historian and educator Amelia Arenas aimed specifically for them.
Otero Photographic Collection