‘The Guest’ is a project where a series of contemporary art works are temporarily housed in the museum in order to generate a dialogue with the pieces that belong to the permanent collection.
An opportunity to contrast or look for similarities between the practices of the past and those of the present and thus establish a new enriched reading of the museum discourse.
The selected works have to do in some aspect with the context of the museum where they are installed. Thus, the artists who use ceramics contrast their work with the Roman and Greek heritage and there are others whose work has formal Gothic reminiscences or perhaps they make references to the forms of the Baroque.
In this way, the exhibition sense is revalued, paying attention to old pieces and allowing the visitor to discover new artists, relationships are also established, new readings are established and the museum experience is enriched. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Moorish and Gothic arcade of the Santa Clara Museum and the Archaeological collections will become new locations for contemporary installations.
Seven artists have worked in a specific way to relate their work to the chosen space, establishing a formal language with the environment. Alejandra Freymann, Jose Luis Cremades, Mark Hosking, Pablo Capitán del Río, Ramón González, Santiago Reyes Villaveces and Sergio Porlán are the artists participating in this project.