The exhibition ‘César Manrique. It’s a pleasure’ starts this Wednesday tat FCM
The César Manrique Foundation will open next Wednesday, October 30, at 12:00 noon, under the presidency of His Majesty the King, the centenary exhibition of the birth of the artist “César Manrique. It is a pleasure. (A popular icon. of the 20th century) “, curated by the director of the institution, Fernando Gómez Aguilera, and produced by the FCM.
The exhibition, which dialogues and interacts with Taro de Tahíche (whose permanent collection has been dismantled to make room for this temporary proposal) and presents an iconic reading of the artist, will open to the public on Wednesday 30, in the afternoon, from 7:00 p.m., with the celebration of a cocktail.
More than 400 photographs, both of the public and private sphere of the artist, and a total of 17 audiovisuals, make up the bulk of this large-format exhibition, which occupies a total area of 1,600 square meters. The newly created audiovisuals are commissioned by the curator to the filmmaker Miguel G. Morales and include 10 newly created testimonial documents with interviews with personalities from various fields of culture reflecting on César Manrique: Joaquín Araújo (naturalist), Alberto Corazón (graphic designer and artist), Juan Cruz (writer and journalist), Waldo Díaz Balart (painter), Elvireta Escobio (writer), Elvira González (gallery owner), Fernando Menis (architect), Frei Otto (architect), Fernando Prats (town planner and architect) and Wolfredo Wildpret (Professor of Biology).
Also, reproductions of his Carnival masks will be exhibited, ceramics that he designed in the fifties, paintings painted by the artist; different rooms of his house Taro de Tahíche will be set; and numerous objects belonging to the creator of the Jameos del Agua (mannequins, books, clothing, African sculptures …), personal diaries, original posters of his national and international exhibitions, magazine reports, postcards of his trips will be displayed and large collage albums made by the artist.
The sample can be visited at the headquarters of the FCM, in Taro de Tahíche, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday until April 26, 2020.