“Tuiza. The cultures of the jaima” installation at Retiro Park by Federico Guzmán

The Reina Sofia Museum opens the spring season for exhibitions at the “Palacio de Cristal” (Crystal Palace) in the Retiro Park with the exhibition organized together with Donostia/San Sebastian Foundation, European Capital of Culture 2016.

 

Federico Guzmán. "Tuiza. The Cultures of the Jaima." Palacio de Cristal. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2015 © Joaquín Cortes/ Román Lores.

Federico Guzmán. “Tuiza. The Cultures of the Jaima.” Palacio de Cristal. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2015 © Joaquín Cortes/ Román Lores.

 

The sevillian artist Federico Guzmán (1964), together with Museo Reina Sofía, brings to the Palacio de Cristal in the Retiro Park a part of his personal experience at the Sahara. Tuiza means collective solidary work and refers to meeting, participating and building something together. With this word as statement, Guzmán suggests an investigation about the relation between art and cultural identity through a large and colorful Saharan “jaima” that will welcome the visitors into a space where many workshops and activities will take place to promote the hospitality and conversation between cultures.

 

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