The variety of mediums through which art affects the public, especially nowadays with the advancement of technology, has begun to be felt clearly. It is no longer possible that in order to enjoy and understand an art exhibition, the public follows the traditional method of looking at the works for hours while reading the curatorial texts in parallel. This was also the theme brought to the attention of the lecture held at noon this Thursday in the premises of "KinoKlubi" by curator and art researcher Chema Gonzales.
The lecture brought an analysis of the functions and use of cinematographic products in museum spaces, referring more specifically to the case of the use of these products in the "Reina Sofia" museum in Madrid.
As a world-renowned museum, for the works it exhibits and the activities it holds, this space is a clear evidence of how cinema and other forms of contemporary art, but not only, can stay connected to each other to make the public organic pieces of art.
In this museum, the film products created mainly for the works of art and the exhibitions share the same walls and the same space of the same building, thus creating visiting pavilions in which it forces the visitor to use more than one sense to perceive the art exposed.
Gonzales made sure that during the lecture, in addition to explaining and making a narrative in the museum, he stopped at those more specific and well-known cases, such as the work "Guernica" by Picasso. The use of a variety of mediums to present and exhibit works of this nature, but not only, today finds use in museums around the world where filmmakers produce cinematic products especially for such occasions.
The most famous museums and spaces in the world have already created cinematheques that stand in function of their works of art and which are constantly being expanded by new exhibitions.
Gonzales' discussion was listened to with interest by a considerable number of participants who asked the curator questions and shared with each other their points of view regarding this very innovative topic of art nowadays.
By Ana Haxhimali
Photo Credits: Kushtrim Haxha