PI©A$$o™, by Rogelio López Cuenca

Start date
Fecha de fin

Until September 30: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

From October 1: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
C/ José Ramón Mélida, s/n, 06800

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso and as part of the activities programmed for this commemoration, the intervention designed by Rogelio López Cuenca -National Prize for Plastic Arts 2022- for the National Museum of Roman Art will be inaugurated at the National Museum of Roman Art. The installation is part of an exhibition project that is being developed in different museums belonging to the network of State Museums under the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The work proposes a reflection on the construction and legitimization of the concept of authenticity, linked to the glory disputed by the different "Picassian holy places", in a struggle for the exploitation of the symbolic capital represented by his footprint as a fetish and as a relic.

In addition, the project is completed with PI©A$$o™, a publication in the form of a newspaper which will be available free of charge to visitors to the various project venues, and which brings together a selection of articles by leading researchers and scholars both on Picasso's work and on the diversity of ways in which the phenomenon of his contradictory fame unfolds and is consumed in contemporary society.