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A touch of colour from the UA Museum (MUA) collection

Alicante, 14 September 2017

"A touch of colour. MUA collection" exhibition. From 18.09.2017 to 29.07.2018 // MUA - Arcadi Blasco Hall

Once again, just as the new academic year starts, the University of Alicante Museum (MUA) will renew the exhibition of its own collection. The museum hosts more than 1,600 contemporary artistic creations, which are periodically displayed dealing with technical, material and particularly thematic criteria.  Domestic affairs, landscapes, social art or fate have been the core structure of the latest works. In this year’s exhibition, colour will have a leading role.

MUA’s Christmas opening hours: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 December and 2, 3, 4 and 5 January from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will be closed for the remainder of the Christmas period. It will open as usual from 8 January.

Light turns into colour as it reflects on objects, therefore becoming a sensory stimulation that represents the richness of the world around us. Colours have an influence on our souls, hence their essential nature as an artistic means for formal and emotional expression. Beyond the ability of drawing to shape ideas, colour can paint life into represented objects.

The 17 artists taking part in this exhibition prove colour is the language that allows sensitive communication which transcends words. Joan Miró and Albert Agulló merge art and literature in works which visually disseminate both Takiguchi and Gamoneda’s poetry.  Occasionally, colour range becomes a thermometer that measures visual temperature, as in Eusebio Sempere’s work “Las Cuatro Estaciones” (Four Seasons), in Silvia Viñao’s watercolour paintings, in Gaspar Jaén’s acrylic paintings or in Carratalá and Angel G. Catalá’s photography. From melancholy and memory, Ana Peters and Arcadi Blasco make use of colour to delve into the expression of emotions. Eduardo Chillida and Joaquín Michavila understand tonal composition as a combination of mass, weight and balance. Hernández Mompó and Montserrat Albert take advantage quite rightly of the colouring in order to recall childhood. In her watercolour paintings, María Chana displays an interesting set of graphic art and wash paintings. For her iridescent creations, Mónica Buch experiments with optical effects and geometry. Dis Berlin’s collages offer us a true cosmic explosion of shapes and colours. Finally, the exhibition is completed by Marco Algovia’s intriguing and mysterious photography. 

The UA Museum’s educational area, together with its organisers Remedios Navarro and David Alpáñez, have designed aproposal with regards to this exhibition. This includes a tour of the “Colour=Emotion” exhibition and workshop (from 2 October 2017 to 11 May 2018, aimed at students of all ages and special education students). After visiting the exhibition, the workshop will consist on artworks in which colour will be the means to express feelings and emotions.  Activities may vary depending on participants’ age, therefore adapting the content of the workshop to different educational levels.








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