PI©A$$o™, by Rogelio López Cuenca

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Tuesday - Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 - 15:00 h

Museo del Traje-Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico
Av. Juan de Herrera, 2, 28040

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso and within the activities programmed for this commemoration, the intervention designed for this museum by Rogelio López Cuenca -National Prize for Plastic Arts 2022- is inaugurated at the Museo del Traje - Ethnological Heritage Interpretation Center. 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 Sport.

In the lobby of the museum, a mannequin wears the traditional Breton T-shirt. By having his photograph taken repeatedly with this seafaring garment, Picasso would come to turn it into a distinctive sign of his own personality, incorporating, with that simple gesture, a complex set of symbols of cultural references. A specially made video completes the installation.

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.