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From 10 September to 31 October 2019


El Muro: Alberto de Torres. Debajo del Sombrero

Second floor


This year IDEM, the International Performing Arts Festival, welcomes the work of Alberto de Torres (Madrid, 1974). The artist is a member of Debajo del Sombrero, an art platform modelled on European and American “supported studios”, where artists with mental disabilities are able to work with assistance.

Rather than maintaining its own venue, Debajo del Sombrero organises workshops at different spaces, including, since 2008, La Casa Encendida. This interactive modus operandi is a key ingredient in the unique experience of this project, putting it in contact with the latest models of solidarity and the arts to show that different approaches can coexist and be mutually enriched.

El Muro [The Wall] features selected works by artist Alberto de Torres: “Every week, Alberto’s appearance at the workshop is a fresh surprise. His arrival is always conspicuous, because he knows how to make an entrance and command attention, having already turned the place into a stage. And so Alberto appears, makes his presence known. His appearance is a performance that takes us all by surprise, as the unwitting audience to his stage entrance. His improvised and ambiguous attire is rather disconcerting. Elegant one day and extravagant the next, the game of showing up and appearing has, over time, become an increasingly deliberate dress rehearsal, running through a cast of unsettling characters who strike poses, sometimes peeping out from behind a mask, recreating a stolen moment or, lately, going undercover without warning in an audience that suddenly realises there’s an odd figure in their midst, though no one knows exactly what he’s doing there.”

Activities Personalized El Muro From 09 October 2018 to 01 May Open/close personalized
  • From 09 October 2018 to 05 January 2019
    El Muro. El Sombrero at La Casa: Mar Rodríguez
    Exhibitions El Muro. El Sombrero at La Casa: Mar Rodríguez

    Debajo del Sombrero was created in 2007 as an art platform modelled on European and American “supported studios”, (…)

  • From 21 January to 16 April 2019
    El Muro: Máquinas, by Alfonso Sánchez
    Exhibitions El Muro: Máquinas, by Alfonso Sánchez

    Taking an inclusive workshop with persons with mental disabilities as our starting point, we wanted to show the work (…)

  • From 18 June to 10 September 2019
    El Muro: Ana Paes
    Exhibitions El Muro: Ana Paes

    Visual artist Ana Paes has been hard at work in the laboratories at La Casa Encendida.

  • From 04 December 2019 to 09 February
    El Muro. Una visita misteriosa
    Exhibitions El Muro. Una visita misteriosa

    El Muro is a showcase for projects created by the protagonists of many of the activities held in classrooms, labs, (…)

  • From 05 March to 01 May
    El Muro: Bam Bam
    Exhibitions El Muro: Bam Bam

    Bam Bam, brought to you by CHICA for chicas and La Casa Encendida, is a project that aims to shine a spotlight on the (…)

Activities Festival IDEM 2019. International Performing Arts Festival From 10 September to 31 October 2019 Open/close festival

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