June 2021 to February 2022

The Clay talks

Social participation

Habla el barro (The Clay talks) enables experimentation with ceramic techniques and processes, exploring the transformation of the material. The result becomes a large collective work, displayed in the museum, giving visibility to the emotions, experiences or sensations that are left behind on the clay by each of the participants, in the form of “footprints”.

In the context of the exhibition [Miquel Barceló. Metamorphosis](/en /exposiciones/miquel-barcelo-metamorfosis), the Museo Picasso Málaga presents The Clay talks project, the aim of which is to stimulate and give visibility to social participation in the artistic environment.

More than five hundred people in situations of social vulnerability take part in more than seventy workshops on the museum’s premises during the spring of 2021. This project is a continuation of the museum’s accessibility programme, where different groups take part in a number of different actions, turning the art gallery into a venue for meeting, experimentation and reflection, also with the aim of empowering the most vulnerable.

In total, more than 600 kilos of clay is used, which is kneaded, modelled and painted with slips and enamels, and then fired at temperatures of between 750º and 1050ºC.

The artist himself, Miquel Barceló, collaborates in several of the workshops and works the clay with the participants, accompanying them in learning about his ceramic production.

The result is a collective work that is shown at El otro museo (The other museum), a venue dedicated to artistic encounters and production in the temporary galleries. The Clay talks was open to the public until the close of the Miquel Barceló exhibition Metamorphosis, in September 2021.

This project is undertaken in collaboration with the “la Caixa” Foundation.



Related Exhibition

Miquel Barceló