Activities to accompany the exhibition "Beckmann. Exile Figures"
The museum organised a series of activities to accompany the exhibition Beckmann. Exile Figures in order to deepen the knowledge and appreciation of the artist and his works. The museum hosted a film-cycle that included important works from 1920s German cinema, as well as others set in Germany between the wars. The cycle was rounded off with a 2013 documentary about the life of the painter. All films were shown in their original language with subtitles.
- Berlin. Symphony of a Great City, 1927 (3/11)
- Asphalt, 1929 (10/11)
- People on Sunday, 1930 (17/11)
- Cabaret, 1972 (24/11)
- Under the mask of pleasure, 1925 (1/12)
- Varieté, 1925 (8/12)
- The Blue Angel, 1930 (15/12)
- Max Beckmann departure, 2013 (22/12)
In addition to the film-cycle, the museum hosted a two-day symposium to analyse various aspects of the painter's career from a more modern perspective. Beckmann is one of the most important painters of the 20th century, although in Spain he is still a little-known figure. The talks hosted by six expert speakers helped enhance the reputation of the artist. The speakers were: Tomás Llorens, Curator of the exhibition; Stephan von Wiese, co-author of the catalogue of Max Beckmann's drawings; Ruth Perez-Chaves, an international museum professional; Barbara Stehle, Director of Art Intelligentsia; Didier Ottiger, Deputy Director of the MNAM Centre Pompidou, Paris; Sabine Rewald, Curator of The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.