PORTRAITS OF A MONSTER: A PLACE FOR THE WILD

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH THE FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL (CEIP) IN MÓSTOLES
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Photography: Sue Ponce.

In recent years, the CA2M Museum has been working together with the educational community at Federico García Lorca CEIP on a number of projects, allowing us to build new relationships between the school and the museum. This school year, we are interested in delving with the students into the imaginaries of the unknown in order to subvert the usual way of classifying the world.

We will work in the natural areas surrounding the school buildings where the unclassifiable lives to create a classroom that allows us to make our way into the wild vegetation, to get to know the little creatures that inhabit it and to imagine other worlds.

Dragon-like creatures; a huge, vaguely fish-like creature with legs and fangs; several deer and horses with elaborate trunk-like noses.

It is fascinating how in certain periods, not knowing the real appearance of certain animals, artists resorted to oral and written accounts to reconstruct or imagine the shapes of those creatures, the results of which were strange beasts that broke free from the boundaries of knowledge. 

One of our goals is to reflect on the ability of projects developed from artistic practices to have long-term impacts. In this sense, we are interested in investigating how art can affect the educational institution and, conversely, how educational institutions, public schools in particular, can transmit this experience to the education department.

Project developed through conversations with the artist Belén Rodríguez.

PORTRAITS OF A MONSTER

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