PI©A$$o™, by Rogelio López Cuenca

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Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sundays and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
C/ San Mateo, 13, 28004

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death and within the activities programmed for this commemoration, the intervention designed by Rogelio López Cuenca -National Prize for Plastic Arts 2022- for this museum will be inaugurated at the Museo del Romanticismo. 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 consists of a video that addresses the romantic roots of the myth of the brilliant artist and the current survival of his popularity. Picasso is a paradigmatic example of both facets. The work is shown, by the way, in one of the most scenographic rooms of the museum, which houses the so-called Teatrino, a recreation of the facade of the Museum itself that allows the public to look at the scenes that took place inside the building to better understand the nineteenth century.

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.