The power of museums

16 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

With this motto, the ICOM wants to raise awareness about the power of museums to transform the world around us into places of discovery that teach us about our past and open up our minds to new ideas, two vital steps towards building a better future.

IVAM joins this organized celebration, from May 16th to 22nd, an extended program to view all of its potential. Therefore, in addition to Wednesday 18th (International Museum Day) and Saturday May 21st (when our opening hours extend to 24 hours), some of the museum’s trunk lines will be displayed and activated throughout the week.

May 18th – DIM
Download the program here

IVAM Barri
As a starting point, Petroli takes the novel ‘Júlia de Isabel-Clara Simó’ to offer an interdisciplinary project where musical composition, choreography and staging is carried out entirely by the Baccalaureate students from IES Barrio de Carme.
Time: 11.30 and 1.30 p.m.
11.30: register here
1.30: register here

The cracks of NO (Las grietas del NO)
Reversing the possibilities and prohibitions of the museum
Activity from the Inventory program (the museum thinks together)
The group that makes up the Inventory project (the museum thinks together) proposes opening up to the public its creative process and process of reflection by sharing two of its own activities. An installation of visual and sound elements enables the group to consciously reflect on the limits and barriers that the museum poses for visitors, but also in a seemingly innate way.
Activity time: from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. *free entry
Performative activity time: 7 p.m.
No registration required

The mechanics of daily life (La mecánica de lo cotidiano)
Space of technical, social, fictitious and magical knowledge of the objects that surround us.
Activity from the Inventory program (the museum thinks together)
The members of the project have reflected and talked using the objects that they have seen and found throughout the sessions during the development of the project. For the activity, the group proposes presenting a type of window of doubts, questions and imaginations about the objects that inhabit the IVAM, and about objects that each one of us has at home or that belong to us.
Time: 6 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour
How does it work? You can take any item you want to analyze or that you are curious about.
No registration required

Special guided tour of the Anni and Josef Albers exhibition. Art and life
Exhibitive mediations
The exhibition shows the journey of the famous artist couple, but along the way we will see the journey of Anni Albers in particular, through her theoretical and artistic approaches.
Time: 6 p.m.
May 18th: register here

May 21st – Night of the museums

Special opening until 12.00 a.m.

Able Bodies (Cuerpos capaces) workshop
IVAM Art and Context Program
The Art and Context Program looks at the research and creation process of six young artists: Darío Alva and Diego Navarro, Claudia Dyboski, Marina González Guerreiro, Álvaro Porras and M Reme Silvestre. The latter, accompanied by a professional osteopath, will lead a workshop which will pick out, through contact with the body and notions about the movement of the fascial tissue, different aspects of her artistic practices.
Date: May 21st
Saturday 21st: from 6 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 22nd: from 12 p.m. until 1.15 p.m.
May 21st and 22nd: register here

Arts at the IVAM
Performance by students from the Centre of Excellence at the Palau de les Arts
IVAM Collaborates
IVAM and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Centre of Excellence continue to advocate, with this collaboration in the form of a concert, for the need to work in an open, multifaceted and plural society, in addition to the importance of culture in the development of contemporary societies.
Dates: May 21st
Time: 6 p.m.
Registration: Free entry until filled to capacity

Nature and its tremor (La Naturaleza y su temblor) Sociedad Doctor Alonso
In collaboration with IES Barrio de Carme
IVAM viu. IVAM Barri
The piece consists of a walk through different places of the city of Valencia as a guided walking tour which reveals another reality using the tools belonging to the theatre, body, thought and cinema, awakening the possibility in the spectator. The walk has been designed from a workshop led by Sociedad Doctor Alonso with the Baccalaureate students from IES Barri del Carme.
Day and time: May 21st at 6.30 p.m. and May 22nd at 12 p.m.
May 21st: register here
May 22nd: register here

Guided tour of the Zanele Muholi exhibition
Exhibitive mediations
The exhibition showcases the work of Zanele Muholi, artist and visual activist, and one of the most acclaimed artists working today, who has dedicated their life and work to drawing attention to the LGTBIQ and South African community.
Date: May 21st
Time: 6 p.m.
May 21st: register here