CREATIVE UNIVERSE DISCOVER THE 4th DIMENSION The “Berrocal Creative Universe” is a 3 place exhibition venue around the work and figure of the sculptor Miguel Berrocal that is located in the Andalusian village of Villanueva de Algaidas, in the province of Malaga. The project offers the possibility to know better the work of one of the most eclectic and surprising artist of our time, by visiting it’s 3 exhibit spaces: - the Museum, that hosts in it’s first open wing the Center of Interpretation of Water and Contemporary Art with an exhibition of Berrocal’s fountains and graphical works
- the Studio-Workshop, where you will be able to discover the the complex creative and technical process for the production of his disassemblable works
- the House-Museum, that allows to better know the polyhedric personality of Berrocal and see some of the most important art of the ‘900 through the works of his artist friends
Biography Miguel Ortiz Berrocal (1933-2006) was born in Villanueva de Algaidas, a small village in the sunny countryside of Mﾃ｡laga. He studied in the Faculty of Exact Sciences of Madrid (Mathematics, Physics etc), as a compulsory step to get into Architecture. At the same time he went to the school of Fine Arts, where he become disciple of ﾃ］gel Ferrant and, later on, of the Ceramist Pierre Canivet in Paris. Between 1954 and 1964 he lived and worked between Rome and Paris, settling in the end in Verona, Italy, until 2004, when he came back to Andalucia to build his Studio-Workshop and overlook the construction of his Museum. The works of this internationally known artist can be found in the most important museums, as well as public and private collections of the world. Continue reading in www.berrocal.net/bio-eng
Works Berrocalâ€™s Sculpture can be taken apart, transformed and combined; they invite the viewer to search and explore new concepts and volumes within the very structure of the work. His Works are a powerful mix of scientific inspiration, precision of design, meticulous technical execution, while at the same time of unique esthetical qualities, that still lead the viewers to the heights of pure beauty and marvel. By being spectacularly multidisciplinary (Science + Techniques + Art), Berrocalâ€™s works are interesting for various types of public, succeeding in fascinating and attract not only art lovers.
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Museum Center of Interpretation of Water and Contemporary Art The building of the Berrocal Museum, still in development, hosts in it’s first wing open to public the Center of Interpretation of Water and Contemporary Art, that through an exhibition dedicated to the artist’s monumental fountains proposes you a different approach to the works of Berrocal, looking to understand how the mind of an artist uses the poetry and complexity of the liquid element in different ways in his works.
Another uncommon trait of this exhibition is the possibility to admire the lesser known graphical works of the sculptor, a small representative selection that shows the strong relationship of the artist with his home land, with the landscapes of Villanueva de Algaidas: the young artist started out as a painter, wandering in the fields, honing his passion and work, researching his inspiration among the paint brushed hills of olive trees, in the faces of people, in the light of this ancient and picturesque territory. A detail biography and an 8 key point guide complete the experience and offer the opportunity to be introduced to the wonders of Berrocalâ€™s Creative Universe, as a preparation for the discovery of his sculptural work, that, while waiting for the completion of the other wing of this Museum, can be admired visiting his extraordinary Studio-Workshop.
Studio-Workshop Berrocalâ€™s Studio-Workshop itâ€™s a live place where to discover the magical ritual of the creation of a work of Art. In this place you can see an important selection of his sculptures, especially of the first period, his mechanical workshop, where the prototypes were created and the sculptures were finished, as well as his awe-inspiring personal studio, that will reveal the long process of research, study, calculations and drawing that kept the artist busy while conceiving the sculptures. In the Studio there is also his own library with more than 5000 books and a collection of his famous limited editions. Duration: minimum one hour and a half Capacity: maximum 2 groups of 25 people at the time
House-Museum Berrocalâ€™s House-Museum allows to discover the most intimate part of the artistâ€™s life, his personal passions, and relieve the most interesting and amusing anecdotes, told directly from the first hand experience of the family. Moreover, youâ€™ll be able to see the important art collection that Berrocal has gathered: works of the greatest and most representative artists of the 20th century that where his friends and contemporaries. Duration: Capacity:
40 minutes turns of 10 people at the time
Private visit with Berrocal’s family It is possible to receive a guided visit commented by a member of the artist’s family, who will share with the visitor his/her personal first hand experience at the side of the great sculptor. This will add intimacy, marvel and importance to a tour that is already by itself surprising
Disassembly Workshops The singularity of Berrocal’s creation, his research of the space within the sculpture, can be seen best in his sculptures that can be taken apart in different elements, which also allow the possibility to do a fun and playful disassembly workshop. Our motto is: Forbidden not to touch !
Events The facilities of the Foundation offer you an unique opportunity to perform your events, presentations, cocktails and dinners among magnificent works of art, of both Berrocal and the greatest artists of the XXth century. Your guests will be amazed of being able to walk and dine with beauty all around, which will without doubts leave them an unforgettable memory, associating your communication to that enriching experience. It is possible to serve the lunch with the elaborate and elegant cutlery of the â€œCofanettoâ€?, an art work for the table that the polyhedric Berrocal created for his passion for good food and good reunions and celebrations.
Art Walks + Photography workshop The Art Walks allow the visitor to penetrate into Berrocalâ€™s paintings, walking in the landscapes around Algaidas in the search of the beautiful places that shaped the creativity of the young artist. Optionally, in this observation trip they can be guided by a professional photographer who will share tips and tricks of the trade, allowing the wanderers to return with extraordinary photographic memories.
Night observations The starry nights that marveled entire generations has almost completely disappeared from our urban night. That vision of the grandiosity of the Universe has inspired across the centuries the development of art, music, poetry and science. In the surroundings of the Berrocal Creative Universe a primitive darkness and an unpolluted sky allow for an extraordinary vision of the night; an expert astronomer will guide us inside itâ€™s deepest marvels and secrets.
Other attractions of the area The area around the Museum-System offers a lot of cultural, natural, gastronomical and active tourism options that can enrich your visit. We can help you organize activities beyond the visit to the Foundation, diversions that fit your desires and needs, and that will let you discover a region of great charm, as well as letting you enjoy your visit with the relax of knowing that you can be hosted in a comfortable place near everything. The convenient location at the heart of Andalucia, offers you the opportunity to stay several days and to visit the region keeping Antequera as your base. Ask us more informations about all the other activities that you can do and let us help you in organizing a full and unforgettable visit.
Antequera + Archidona
Discover the ancient beauty of these cities
Taste the perfumes of this land under its green liquid sun
Fuente de Piedra lagoon
Walk about wonderful landscapes sculpted by time
Loose yourself at the source of pure and live Nature
Play with the landscapes as an accomplice spectator
Rest in the territories of charm
Visits - Studio-Workshop
Visits - Other Informations
adults: 10 € / Kids: 7 €
Upon booking and availability
only guided visits of about 1-2 hours
maximum 2 groups of 25 people each at the time
Guided visits to the Studio-Workshop with the family or an Art Historian +200€
Visits to the temporarily only together House-Museum with an event or lunch
Events - Studio-Workshop
Events - House-Museum
1000 m2 approximately
200 p. standing / 150 p. seated
summer: 40 people seated winter: 30 people seated
Lunch can be served with the elegant cuttlery of the “il Cofanetto” created by the artist himself
Includes a visit to the collection of the House-Museum
Contacts and Booking
+34 680 56 35 78 www.berrocal.net email@example.com
Where we are Printable pdf Google maps GPS
berrocal.net/como-llegar berrocal.net/map 37.177655, -4.439871
Calle Olivo Hojiblanco 15, Villanueva de Algaidas 29310, Málaga, Spain
Published on Oct 29, 2012
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