The Night of the Museums
Saturday 19th May, 7 pm to 1 am
Another year La Virreina Centre de la Imatge participates at La Nit dels Museus (the Night of the Museus). Come to visit the on going exhibitions until 1am.
In this edition, in collaboration with El Graner Centre de creació del cos i el moviment, also hosts the performance art piece Adorno (Ornament) created by some members of the art collective Vértebro, designed as one of the events surrounding the exhibition Machines for living. Flamenco and Architecture in the Occupation and Vacating of Spaces and bringing into play flamenco, architecture, urban development and the inhabiting of a space.
19.30 h – 21.30 h – 23.30 h, in El Menjador room
In Adorno, Vértebro want to introduce the work of archivist Pedro G. Romero. In order to do so they will explore a series of ideas that can be found in spaces related to marginality, the duende and contemporary architecture. Adorno creates a space for reflection to further develop some of the contents of "Machines for living". The piece stems from the difference between what is accessory and what is not and intends both to undermine the essence of austerity and to reconsider what it means to "inhabit a space". To avoid creating an excess of information and the mixing of data, Adorno synthesise all these concepts by means of a sensible choreography that glimpses at functionality, organization and engineering.
El Graner is the centre for creation and study of the body and movement language of Barcelona. It is framed within the Art Factories program of the Barcelona City Council and is managed by el Mercat de les Flors, with the collaboration of the APDC (Catalonia’s Dance Professionals Association) and the ACPDC (Catalonia’s Professional Dance Companies Association). El Graner aims at having an impact on different contexts of the creative fabric acting through several different work lines. The main areas of work of el Graner are: Creation, internationalization, thought, education and proximity. El Graner hosts dance artist residencies, develops artistic cooperation projects with other cultural agents and promotes the integration of the center within its neighborhood, among other objectives. As a center for creation, it offers the possibility of learning about artistic forms and practices and emphasizes an inclusive organizational structure that keeps a close contact with the audience through local activities.