Lectures 'Modern Art and Sumer'

Lecture:
Modern Art and Sumer (I): The Statues Look at Us
Thursday, 14 December 2017, at 7 pm
Lecture by Pedro Azara and Marc Marín

The exhibition does not cover all the artists and works that have been influenced by Mesopotamian art, nor is the scope of this influence limited to the narrative of the exhibition and what it shows. Other artists and other works also took an interest in this new "primitivism", which was publicised and promoted by the media and archaeological missions. The talk offers an insight into these links.

Lecture:
Modern Art and Sumer (II): The Epic of Gilgamesh
Saturday, 13 January 2018, at 6 pm
Lecture by Pedro Azara and Joan Borrell

The principal focus of the exhibition is the influence of Mesopotamian art on plastic arts. However, other arts ­- literary, musical, cinematographic - have also turned to Mesopotamian imagery, on occasions to comment on modern life. This talk (which includes a surprise) will present some of these works, often based on the Epic of Gilgamesh and the figure of the Tower of Babel, with its complex, contradictory symbolism.

Related exhibitions:

Sumer and the Modern Paradigm

Place

Auditorium

Dates

Thursday, 14 December 2017, at 7 pm
Saturday, 13 January 2018, at 6 pm

Price

Free activity