Survive in the Prado

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SYNOPSIS

"Survive in the Prado" tells what happened at the Prado Museum on the 26th and 27th of March 2019

The Museum lets in a group of artists for a theatrical action on the occasion of their great bicentennial party. What they see worries them, it's not what they expected, it goes beyond the academic-institutional script and they feel their own fragility. Their channels of communication erase the act. The place of memory denies the evidence of what happened in its halls.

"Survive in the Prado" reflects from the contemporary point of view on the relationship of an individual with an untouchable institution?

BIOGRAPHY

Painter, engraver, sculptor and creator began his training at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM (Madrid, Spain). He lived in Paris since the early eighties. In 2017 he started the Instante Foundation, a project with some other collaborators that reflects on the present reality in our lives by creating performances, films, editions and promoting transversal social, cultural and scientific projects, also in collaboration with other institutions in Spain, Latin America and Japan. His latest exhibitions include Fukushima-winter flowers at the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art (Japan), La locura de ver Museo Casa de la Moneda. The works of JM Sicilia are present in important public and private collections in Europe and the United States and Asia, such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; MMuseum, Hong Kong; Musée National d'Art Moderne / Centre Pompidou, Paris; CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Fundació Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Colección Arte Contemporáneo, Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona; CAAM, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Colección Banco de España, Madrid; Colección Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, among others. He received the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 1989, the Gold Medal for the Merit of Fine Arts in 2014 and the National Prize for Graphic Arts in 2015 and in 2015 and 2017 the Royal Mint awarded the Tomás Francisco Prieto Prize for medalism.

Filmography

Video art: Nam June Paik-Workshop Antonio López. 2018-. In process

Short. Gazza Barks. Resist. Time Auction. 2018. Unpublished.
Short. Miguel Angel Campano. Bullshit. In process. 2019-now