The exhibition, with works collected by Colección MC Málaga since 2003 and curated by Lourdes Jiménez, will be presented today at 20:00 and can be visited for free until 7 July.
The support of Unicaja Banco to this exhibition falls within the agreement that the institution has with Fundación Málaga, organizer of the exhibition with the Provincial Council, for the dissemination of cultural activities and of quality artistic expressions, as well as within its interest in bringing culture and arts closer to the general public, and always supporting Andalusian creations.
The Museo de Arte de la Diputación (MAD, Museum of Art of the Provincial Council) in Antequera will host from today the exhibition ‘Colección MC Málaga: el arte de coleccionar’, organized by Malaga Provincial Council and Fundación Málaga, and sponsored by Unicaja Banco. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Félix Revello de Toro, Eugenio Chicano, Enrique Brinkmann, Joaquín Peinado or Carlos Durán.
The exhibition, curated by Lourdes Jiménez, will be presented today at 20:00 and can be visited for free until 7 July. The exhibition includes works collected by Colección MC Málaga since 2003, and it offers an insight of Malaga and Andalusian art from the late 19th century to the 20th century.
The event of this evening will be attended by Unicaja Banco’s Area Manager for Antequera, Manuel Artacho; Jacobo Florido, Deputy Chairman of the Provincial Council; the Councilor for Culture of Antequera Town Hall, Ana Cebrián; the President of Fundación Málaga, Juan Cobalea; the Curator of the exhibition and member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antequera, Lourdes Jiménez, and by the collector Gonzalo Gómez Hoyo.
Unicaja Banco’s Area Manager for Antequera, Manuel Artacho, has remarked that the sponsorship of this exhibition falls within the agreement that the institution has with Fundación Málaga for the dissemination of cultural activities and of quality artistic expressions. In this regard, he has highlighted the bank’s will to bring culture and arts closer to the general public, always supporting Andalusian creations.
Jacobo Florido, Deputy Chairman of the Provincial Council, has celebrated that an emblematic building such as the Casa de los Colarte, now the MAD museum, updates its contents with works which ‘continue to represent the huge talent of our local artists since the 19th century, and which are genuine referents for the current generations’. He has also announced that this museum will become soon a branch of La Térmica and La Noria, centers which depend on the Provincial Council and which will bring to Antequera activities related to contemporary culture and social innovation, respectively.
The President of Fundación Málaga, Juan Cobalea, has underscored the satisfaction of bringing such an important exhibition project to Antequera, a city with a great historic and artistic heritage and a current reference in the conservation of the heritage and in cultural dynamism. ‘This exhibition is a clear proof of the benefits of the public-private collaboration; in this case, between Malaga Provincial Council and Fundación Málaga, with the sponsorship of Unicaja Banco’, he stated. This way, Fundación Málaga increases its presence in the promotion of culture in the province.
This selection of works, as indicated by the curator, Lourdes Jiménez, intends to ‘contribute to disseminate the passion for collecting and our artists, what constitutes the main mission of a family collection such as this one, the Colección MC Málaga’.
Among the authors, there are representatives of the academic traditionalism heir to the 19th century, such as Luis Bono, José Puyet, Torres Mata, Leonardo Fernández or Félix Revello de Toro. It is also worth to mention the large number of artists identified with avant-garde movements in Malaga and its province, belonging to the so called Generation of the 1950s (Gabriel Alberca, Alfonso de Ramón, Antonio Jiménez, Díaz Oliva, Eugenio Chicano, Enrique Brinkmann, Stefan von Reiswitz or Francisco Peinado). Additionally, there are works by Evaristo Guerra, Joaquín Peinado, Carlos Durán or Joaquín Molina, the last two belonging to the so called Generation of the 1980s.
The works exhibited at the MAD in Antequera have been selected on the basis of their quality and singular contribution, resulting in a suggestive and revealing journey through the artistic creation in Malaga and its province from the late 19th century to the 20th century.
The works have been distributed into the temporary halls of the museum, following a chronological order and artistic categories: paintings from the 19th century, religious posters, sculptures, paintings from the 20th century and graphic works.
The section of sculptures features works by Jesús Martínez Labrador, Miguel Berrocal and José Seguiri. Graphic works are represented by authors such as Fernando Labrada and Eduardo Navarro.
Paintings are the largest part of the collection and this exhibition includes the works of the main painters of the late 19th century in Malaga, such as Denis Belgrano, Capulino Jáuregui or Verdugo Landi. However, the main part of the collection covers paints in the 20th century.