El Mirador del Carmen, the new socio-cultural facility being built by the Estepona City Council on Avenida de España next to the Lighthouse, will exhibit a selection of works from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.
The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, has met with Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza in Malaga to advance 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 it will also participate the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga, providing some pieces.
The exhibition project will be curated by Lourdes Moreno, artistic director of the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, who already works with the museum’s holdings together with the holdings that the collection houses in Madrid and Sant Feliú .
The mayor of Estepona has valued the cultural and social impact that this initiative will have for the city, thus giving a valuable boost to the cultural and artistic offer in Estepona. The councilor has also referred to the commitment that in the last decade has been made to develop a model of sustainable city and quality of life, which has been a clear dynamic element of cultural, social and economic activity in the municipality . Finally, he highlighted the location where this exhibition will be located, since it will be an emblematic building within a large landscaped pedestrian boulevard, which opens the city to the sea.
The initiative has been confirmed once the cultural collaboration agreement signed months ago between the Carmen Thyssen Malaga Museum and the Estepona City Council advanced, which has allowed the Malaga art gallery to provide technical advice to the Consistory during the last few months in the construction of the building in matters of management of cultural spaces, such as accessibility, transport, climate, security, distribution, uses, management model, budgets or contracting, among others, given the extensive experience and knowledge of the multidisciplinary team of the museum in Malaga.
This alliance strengthens the link between both institutions. Thus, Estepona City Council’s commitment to culture and the vocation to defend Spanish culture represented in the Carmen Thyssen collection has materialized in the sponsorship of various exhibitions over recent years. The most recent example, the sponsorship of the exhibition ‘Juana Francés. Intimate anthology (1957-1985)’ that 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.