Art Madrid'24 – Acting in the shadow, workshops in Reina Sofía Museum

 

The Reina Sofia Museum starts this program for children and young people who want to explore the theatrical part of arts and go from being mere spectators to active participants.

 

 

The gesture, body language, set design, the expressive potential of the light ... These elements used for educational purposes are the backbone of the new activity of the Reina Sofia Museum. An activity based on theatricality as a tool to discover and bring art to all public and the method that allows students to be linked to the work and generate experiences from them.

 

 

Aimed at students in their final years of primary, "Acting in the Shadow" runs with the help of expert educators that explore several selected works from the Collection 2 dating from the 60s, a decade in which artists are especially interested in bringing art to life, even in merging art with life seeking to involve the viewer in his works. Equipo Realidad, Darío Villalba, Yves Klein or Michelangelo Pistoletto serve as a starting point for students to move from observers to participants: from being spectators, to become actors that generate their own experiences.
Around this dichotomy between the role of spectator and actor they will work in a workshop, in which light and shadow theater serves as a vehicle for students, spectators and players at a time, playing with what is also developing, with what is shown and what is hidden voluntarily.

 

 


With this project (which has several branches all based on the theatrical work) Reina Sofía Museum delves into a line of work that seeks to bring contemporary art to young people but also to people with intellectual disabilities, allowing a more direct link with the experience and knowledge of each individual. The design and implementation of this proposal ensure full and independent participation of the own functional diversity of each person. For these activities, the Museum has the support of the Teatre de la Lum Theatre Company.

Estel Boada. Courtesy of the artist.

INTERCESSIONS. PERFORMANCE CYCLE X TARA FOR WOMEN



Art Madrid celebrates its 19th edition from March 6 to 10, 2024 at the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles. During the Art Week, Art Madrid becomes an exhibition platform for national and international galleries and artists. With the intention of creating a space of expression for emerging artists, our fair has joined forces with the Tara For Women Foundation, which, in its mission to empower and strengthen talented women, becomes a collaborator of Art Madrid's renewed Parallel Program with the Performance Cycle: Intercessions X Tara For Women.

PERFORMANCE STAND, BY ME. ESTEL BOADA


Saturday - March 8 - 19:00h. Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles.



They say that in order to succeed, a stand has to be well located, innovative, tidy, have a good, clean and clear image, we can't let it go unnoticed, it has to stand out from the competition, generate curiosity and space for personal interaction. Well, after 19 years, the perfect stand has arrived, he doesn't know it yet, but it has been an exclusive creation to stand out at the fair.

Performance of Pfff Historia d'una Fitball. Documentation. 2023.

His name is Stanley, he is 19 years old and he is... human.

Stand, by Me is a performance that wants to address the responsibility and the position of an art fair stand in an ironic and burlesque way.

"Stanley", our main character, created to live and die at the fair, doesn't know what the outside is, but he knows all about the strengths and weaknesses of this mobile architecture.

Unlike his family made of plasterboard, wood, glass and PVC, Stanley is human matter and therefore feels different from the rest. He tries to be like the rest of the stands: smooth, straight, monotonous, silent... But it is impossible, he has to understand that his strength is his uniqueness.

Through a corporal and vocal exploration, she finds the way to express herself and communicate with others, generating curiosity, empathy and humor.

Stand, By Me. Documentation. 2024.



ABOUT THE ARTIST

ESTEL BOADA. Mataró, Barcelona, 1991

Estel Boada is a multifaceted artist who addresses past, present and future issues in an ironic and burlesque way. Trained in Fine Arts, her work includes design, drawing, performance, among others... After studying Fine Arts, she is interested in design, drawing, performance, space, collectivity and voice. Playing with humor, absurdity and trash, Estel always ends up talking in a burlesque way about her life as a frustrated diva. Her performances include "Kslkkda" (Virreina and Can Balaguer), "Vital el Musical" (Antic Teatre + NyamNyam), "Esperit de Clor" at MAC (Mataró), "El Hechizo" (Residencia #Ey!MAD), "De Kathedraal: historia de la construcción" (Nau Estruch) and "PERTÚ (la ofrenda)", awarded by BCN Producció-La Capella, among others. His performance "Stand, by Me" ironizes the responsibility and position of an art fair stand by personifying "Stanley", a human being in a context designed for material structures. The work highlights uniqueness versus uniformity in the art world.