The new socio-cultural facility being built by the Estepona City Council on Avenida de España next to the Lighthouse, the Viewpoint of Carmenwill exhibit a selection of works from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collectionoffering the Malaga art gallery support and advice for the development of the municipal installation, as announced on Tuesday by the mayor, José María García Urbano.

This was highlighted by the councilor after meeting with Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza in Malaga to advance in this cultural collaboration agreement, that will allow the municipality to present itself in the cultural world with this important collection of Spanish painting, in which The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga will participate supplying some parts.

The exhibition project will be curated by Lourdes Morenoartistic director of the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, who already works with the museum funds along with the funds that the collection houses in Madrid and Sant Feliú.

The mayor of Estepona has valued the cultural and social impact that this initiative will entail for the city, thus giving a promotion of the cultural and artistic offer in Estepona.

The councilor has also referred to the commitment that has been made in the last decade to develop a model of sustainable city and quality of life, which has been a clear dynamic element of the cultural, social and economic activity in the municipality. Lastly, he highlighted the location where this exhibition will be located, since it will be a emblematic building within a large pedestrian boulevard landscaped, which opens the city to the sea.

The initiative has been confirmed once the cultural collaboration agreement signed months ago between the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga and the Estepona City Council, which has allowed the Malaga art gallery has provided technical advice to the Consistory during the last months in the construction of the building in matters of management of cultural spaces.

Thus, it has guided aspects such as accessibility, transportation, climate, safety, distribution, uses, a management model, budget or contracting, among others, given the extensive experience and knowledge of the multidisciplinary team of the museum in Malaga.

Estepona City Council’s commitment to culture and its vocation to defend Spanish culture represented in the Carmen Thyssen collection has materialized in sponsorship of various exhibitions throughout the last few years. The most recent example has been the exhibition ‘Joan French. Intimate Anthology (1957-1985)’ which showed from March 15 to June 19 the works of this painter from Alicante, one of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the second half of the 20th century and a pioneer of abstraction.

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