On May 18, the Cáceres Museumwill host the workshop “Coloring Book. Drawing, collage and artist’s books”, by the Basque artist based in Madrid, Azucena Vieites, whose work involves approaching contemporary visual culture with respect to editing and using tools such as drawing, silkscreen print and collage.
In her recent works, Azucena Vieites has directed her attention towards children’s ways of doing things. Children’s ways reveal a willingness to construct language and an ability to surpass norms and social conventions, two qualities that, in her opinion, should always be present in artistic practices, whose main objective is to generate a feeling of strangeness in the spectator that could lead them to rethink their relationship with their surroundings.
In this children’s workshop, a group of children will “intervene” using some material provided by the artist, creating their own universe through the use of drawing or collage, that we will spread out on the floor, tables and walls and group together in the form of different books. The generated art material will be shown at the exhibition Producciones low-fi (low-fi productions), following a process that has already been experimented with in Valparaíso (Chile) in 2010, Donosti-San Sebastián during its selection as the European Capital of Culture and in 2013 at the Reina Sofía Museum, where this artist’s first work of video art, Tableau vivant, was exhibited,that has been recovered by Cáceres Abierto and will be exhibited at the El Brocense Art Galleryfrom June 1 to June 25, 2017.
The workshop will be held with a group of schoolchildren who are participating in the educational programme of the Cáceres Museumand the art material generated by this workshop will be incorporated into the exhibition of the artist, “Producciones low-fi”(low-fi productions), which will remain on display at the Cáceres Museum from June 1 to June 25, 2017.
The chosen date, May 18, coincides with the International Museum Day, which is celebrated every year with the objective of raising public awareness of the fact that “Museums are an important means for cultural exchanges, the enrichment of cultures, the encouragement of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among different communities”. This year, the theme chosen by the International Council of Museums is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.
Casa de los Caballos-Cáceres Museum opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 9:00–15:30 and Sunday 10:00–15:30 (for the temporary exhibition of Cáceres Abierto only).
El Brocense Art Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00–14:00 and 18:00–21:00.