For yet another year, Audioguiarte has collaborated with the Art Exclusive agency at ARCO2023, supplying audio guide equipment for VIP visits to the art fair.
As always, we have held a private event with our clients and professionals from the museum sector. We look forward to the event every year, which is an opportunity to chat and catch up, and enjoy a guided tour of ARCO’s main attractions.
Juan Muñoz. Everything I See Will Outlive Me
This exhibition, which has been organized by the Ministry of Culture for the Community of Madrid, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the birth of local artist Juan Muñoz. In the words of curator Manuel Segade, the show “is conceived as an installation of installations”, and covers the final 10 years of the artist’s career. The audio guide focuses on 11 pieces, and includes quotes from the artist. Audioguiarte has written the script, produced the audio content and supplied all of the devices.
This show focuses on the earliest years of Sorolla’s artistic career, just before he left for Rome at just 21 years old, thanks to the success of El grito del Palleter (The Cry of the Palleter). On a journey through paintings, watercolors, drawings and photographs, we take an analytic look at his career and artistic training from 1878 to 1884, a period in the artist’s work that is relatively unknown and rarely studied. Sorolla. Origins marks the beginning of the 2023 exhibition program celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the death of Joaquín Sorolla.
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler: dealer and publisher
The exhibition aims to reveal the personality and activity of an exceptional “man of the arts”, as both editor and writer. This thematic tour is laid out chronologically using works by artists from the Kahnweiler galleries, and focuses on the most relevant facets of his existence: the impact of two world wars, his relationship with Germany, the significance of his writings, the evolution of his exhibitions, the part that Picasso played in them, and the role of this extremely reserved and singular man.
Project for a tour of the Amalia Avia retrospective, a temporary exhibition organized by the Cultural Ministry of the Community of Madrid and curated by Estrella de Diego. Includes explanations of 15 of the main pieces, as well as the parts of Madrid featured in the exhibit. Previously unpublished commentary by the artist allows for a more up-close and personal approach to her work. Audioguiarte has written the script, produced the audio content and supplied the devices for this tour.
Sorolla in Black
Sorolla in Black invites us to consider whether associating Sorolla with the color black is a paradox or whether, on the contrary, this is a valuable perspective for understanding and appreciating the artist in all his complexity. The exhibit is the result of a lengthy investigation which delves not only into Sorolla’s work, but also into the aesthetic and cultural value of blacks and grays in paintings from the turn of the century. Production of content in Spanish, English and French for this guided tour of the temporary exhibit. Texts by Covadonga Pitarch, Curator at the Museo Sorolla.
Updated content for the children’s audio guide. The tour is designed for children ages 6-12, with explanations of 17 pieces. Texts by Covadonga Pitarch, Curator at the Museo Sorolla. The story of the collection is told in the voices of the painter’s children, María, Joaquín and Elena, through voiceovers recorded by real children, lending a natural, more intimate energy to the contents.
Audio description – Gaudí and Nature
To mark the presentation of a tactile model of the recently inaugurated Tower of the Virgin Mary, new audio descriptions have been created. In addition to the guided tactile tour of the new tower, content has been included for a visit to the Gaudí and Nature room, located in the Sagrada Familia Museum. The resource is available to the visually impaired, rounding out the gallery’s full complement of tactile elements and informative Braille signs. Audioguiarte headed up the adaptation and production of audio content in Spanish, Catalan and English.
VIP Visits ARCO2022
Since 2017, Audioguiarte has collaborated annually with Arts Exclusive (the agency responsible for the organization of VIP events and visits to ARCO) by providing devices for all the guided tours of the International Contemporary Art Fair known as ARCOmadrid. Each year, Audioguiarte organizes an exclusive event with clients and professionals from the museum and cultural sector, in which ideas are exchanged about the three-way relationship formed by cultural institutions, the public and permanent collections. Later, a guide specializing in art and the art market leads a tour of the fair’s main stands, where guests can share their thoughts with artists and gallery owners.
Audio description – Daughters of the Nile
Preparation of content in audio descriptive format for a tour of the Daughters of the Nile exhibit, organized by Eulen Art (Grupo EULEN), to mark the company’s 60th anniversary. Content includes 19 tracks corresponding to the most representative pieces in the show on the following subjects: Women in Ancient Egypt, Royal Women, Goddesses and Temples, From Death to Eternity, and Egyptomania.
The Blessed Age
The exhibition delves into the image of the child in the work of the Valencian master, a subject that has not been examined significantly before now. Curated by Sonia Martínez Requena and Covadonga Pitarch Angulo, curators at the Museo Sorolla, the exhibit is the result of a lengthy investigation, which looks not only at Joaquín Sorolla’s painting but also the role of childhood in society throughout the centuries. Production of content in Spanish, English and French for a guided visit to this temporary exhibit. Texts by Covadonga Pitarch.
Audio guide – Domecq Palace
The Domecq Palace opens its doors to all for a unique cultural experience told in the form of a warm, charming, emotional story. The tour takes visitors through the rooms of the house, guided by the curator responsible for its restoration, the architect in charge of the last major reformation, archivists, winemakers and more. A tour of its patios, rooms, library and private quarters, through the harmonious play of voices, poetry and music. Script prepared by the Audioguiarte team for audio guides available in Spanish, English and French. Audioguiarte has also provided all audio guide equipment.