Children’s Tapies workshop at the MACBA

18.12.2013
The association of Repsol and Fundación Repsol shareholders is inviting two shareholders and their families to the educational children’s workshop about Tapies at the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona.
Gonzalo Vázquez, Manager of Social and Cultural Projects at Fundación Repsol, standing at the entrance to the museum with the shareholders and their children

The association of Repsol and Fundación Repsol shareholders is inviting two shareholders and their families to the educational children’s workshop about Tapies at the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona.

On Saturday 14 December, the museum invited the Amigos del MACBA to take part in a children’s workshop, which aimed to get children aged between three and eight interested in modern art by usingsimple and funny explanations. According to the activity leader:“It is important for children not to feel frightened of museums, and not to think they are boring. They lose their uncertainty, learn to read the posters and to say what they think the picture is about. Children learn to express themselves, they need this, and the rules underpinning modern art are sometimes very similar to the ones they use themselves”.

Following the explanations, the children produced their own “little Tapies” using sand, wood and marble powder, and showed off their works afterwards. The activity leaders and parents gave them free rein to express all their creativity, and many of them were impressed by the power of their children’s creations.

Following the workshop, the museum management invited shareholders to take a guided tour of the exhibition “Barcelona and Modernity”, in which they could see works by Juan Muñoz, Palazuelo, Sicilia and Barceló, as well as some works donated to the museum by Fundación Repsol to be enjoyed by modern art lovers. “It’s really good that Repsol is so concerned about its minority shareholders”, said grateful shareholder Miguel Fernández. “I have been a shareholder for a long time. My father bought the shares for me. My husband is always asking when Repsol is going to invite us to the motorcycle racing. I have a degree in Fine Arts and for me, seeing a Tapies painting is what it would be like for my husband to see Márquez’s motorbike. Today I feel prouder than ever to be a Repsol shareholder”, said Ester Poch, hanging the “little Tapies” painted by her son Buil.