Traspàs

“Transfer”

2018

Museu Joan Abelló

“Traspàs”  is a proposal aimed at exploring the idea of art as a space for dialogue between the public and the museum through the use of objects that make up the collection of painter Joan Abelló.
The concept behind this project is very simple: to transfer three pieces of art from the collection to three different areas outside the museum for a month. The intention is to encourage the inhabitants of Mollet del Vallès to engage in activations, approaches and reinterpretations in local spaces such as a primary school; the home of a local poet; and a traditional meeting place of residents.

If we understand a museum’s collection to be a set of artworks that create and define the identity of the museum, then the act of moving three of its pieces outside represents a break with this way of understanding and consuming art, as well as an attempt to redefine the exhibition institution and our concept of heritage.
So “Traspàs” can be seen as both an artistic project and a site-specific meditation exploring the hybrid exhibition space that is the showcase. A space that is both a museum and a public space, where art is exhibited as another element of day-to-day life.

La musea

Open day

“Día de puertas abiertas”

Intervention

Casa de Velázquez

Madrid

Departamento Exotérico

Exoteric Department

Centre d’Art Fabra i Coats and MACBA

2014-2019

Exoteric Department is an artistic and educational project which, by creating a research department in an exhibiting institution, attempts to demonstrate that alternative ways of learning and teaching are possible. The department is made up of 35 students from six different universities, and its approach to work encourages horizontality, self-management and self-learning in the participants.

The name of the project refers to the concept of Exotericism – a method of open teaching which dispenses with teacher/student hierarchies and displays a willingness to venture outside (in contrast to the concept of Esotericism).

The project progresses over the course of six months, through a combination of lectures, visits to cultural spaces, screenings and sessions with guest tutors. Under the motto “What would you like to learn? What can you teach?” participants construct the project programme in accordance with their interests, opening up a space where they can access responses which are different to those from the formal educational context.

http://www.macba.cat/es/uni-departamento-exoterico

¿Dónde está la oficina de mediación?

Installation and public programs

La Laboral (Gijón)

2016

Where is the Mediation Office? is both an artistic installation and a public programme. It operates under a very simple premise:
What would happen if the mediation department of a museum was in the exhibition space, in direct contact with the public and the exhibitions?
The objective of this project is to change preconceived ideas: What is an exhibition and what is a mediation programme? Who is the artist and who are the visitors? The idea is to reformulate these roles by moving the office furnishings to the exhibition space, thus converting them into elements of an artistic installation.

This office will be managed by a public group of participants – different agents from the local context – who will design a series of activities and experiences starting from the following questions:

Can an educational programme be an artistic project?
Can a work of art be an educational device?
Does the work of an artist have a pedagogical component?
Should educational programmes be at the service of exhibitions?
Should departments of public programmes or exhibitions work in spaces where they aren’t in contact with the public or the exhibition?

These questions make it possible to explore the categories that the educational, the artistic, and the curatorial acquire in cultural institutions. They enable us to reflect on the privileges and power relations that some exert over others, and create interferences in search of new perspectives.
A project carried out in collaboration with María Acaso