Families participating in the activity

In this new season of For Families workshops, led by Itxaso Corral, we want to invoke tenderness: to be tender, soft, newly-made, inexperienced, as-yet unformed. To venture into that which is jelly-like because it has just come into being, and let our bodies move empathetically and curiously, kindly.

We have invited a number of artists to examine the idea of tenderness from different perspectives: we will explore the “tender” possibilities of our bodies and their movements, of space, architecture, paper, of our words and stories.

Last season, hands were the thread running through the different workshops, allowing us to explore diverse possibilities of listening and tactile connections. This time, tenderness will accompany us as a question whose powers and potential will be explored, asking us about how to listen and bringing us closer to that which is yet to be “deployed”.

Curated and coordinated by Itxaso Corral Arrieta, performative artist, researcher and educator. Listen to the Ràdio Web MACBA interview: 

Son[i]a #382. Itxaso Corral

For Families, that “comfortable feeling” that comes from the pleasure of just spending time together and sharing in the simplest way. At the MACBA’s for Families programme, we offer you spaces/times with that “comfortable feeling”, in which to try out new and unexpected forms of relating and supporting each other. These are proposals that invite us to put our roles into motion, practicing other rhythms, developing other forms of understanding, learning and collective creation at the museum. Artistic and educational exploration for all ages, expanded families, friends and diverse companions, because we believe that these times of multiple cohabitations are essential for the construction of new imaginaries and new connections. We support proposals from artists that allow us to think with our bodies, touch words, converse with objects and listen to the space around us. They are always explorations in which to share curiosity and develop new connections and listening, within a living museum in movement. We do not focus on the final result, but rather on the possibility of sharing every little wonder that we discover at each step along the way.


Sello de Calidad del Consejo de Innovación Pedagógica (CIP)