Can you play the trumpet in a museum? And enter with marine animals or go by bicycle? Is it forbidden not to cry or laugh, if a play moves you? On the occasion of International Museum Day (DIM), the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) proposes, through an action designed by the Inventory group, within the Poliglotía program, to reflect on the possibilities and limits related to the museum, among other activities.
During the week of May 16 to 22, the art center joins this festive day with numerous free activities aimed at all audiences. On May 21, the IVAM also joins the Night of the Museums by extending its opening hours until midnight, with proposals such as an opera recital, a walking tour -designed by the Societat Doctor Alonso- through the Carmen neighborhood starting with theater tools, a workshop with the osteopath Daniela Cerón, activations and guided tours.
On May 18, IVAM, through the proposals designed by the Inventario group, invites the public with an open microphone to review the limits and prohibitions of the museum: can you enter the museum with weapons? with marine animals? with antiques? The activity, which is entitled "The cracks of NO", will close with a performance. On the other hand, visitors will be able to bring to the museum any object they are curious about. What is a catenary for? how is it used? Can a "pen" be an everyday object in a museum? The members of Inventario propose questions and imaginations about the objects that live inside the IVAM, as well as about objects that each one of us has at home.
Also on May 18 at 11:30 a.m., the IVAM will host the Petroli theatrical performance by high school students from the IES Barri del Carme. An interdisciplinary educational project promoted by the museum that takes as its starting point the novel Júlia by Isabel-Clara Simó.
Another activity that will host on May 21 and 22 will be Cossos Capaços, a workshop included in the Art and Context program by M. Reme Silvestre and the osteopath Daniela Cerón. Through emotional and psychosomatic exercises, they will relate the manual techniques of osteopathy, the body and its scars, and our own connection with the world around us.
An opera recital with the singers of the Center de Perfeccionament of the Palau de les Arts and guided tours of the exhibitions complete the program of the Museum Night.
From May 16 to 20, the closure of the educational project Torna, Renau! will take place, carried out by the IVAM together with a team of urban artists and twelve educational centers. On the occasion of International Museum Day, the IVAM will host different activities for families such as the Tape Park and Esperant un joc workshops. The girls and boys who have participated in L'Extraordinari, an extracurricular artistic leisure activity at the IVAM, will also be the protagonists of a day in which they will show their work and the knowledge acquired with all the communities that have been created around this educational project.
Within the IVAM line to the territory, biologist Luisa Abenza will give a conference on May 21 about bird tracking. The talk is part of the Dense Presents cycle that addresses the conflict in the Albufera de València Natural Park.
On May 19, the IVAM opens the exhibition Art in a Wasteland 1939-1959 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Castellón. The exhibition brings together around 150 works belonging, for the most part, to the IVAM collection, with the aim of approaching the diversity of ways of doing things that produced a determining historical context: the end of the Civil War and the Second World War. .