Exchanges / Session 1 / 23 February / 7 p.m.

Rogelio López Cuenca

City: Picasso

The daring comparison made by Prats and Peña between Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and a photograph of the corrupt mayor of Marbella, Jesús Gil y Gil, surrounded by young women in the jacuzzi of his swimming pool, provided a perfect introduction to the Málaga of the 1990s, when the city was preparing to open its own Museo Picasso, a milieu masterfully dissected by Rogelio López Cuenca in a brilliant exercise in audio-visual journalism. One of López Cuenca’s wisest moves was not to show the different pieces he has created from the documentary source material, but to present instead the original footage from his archives, which he has used so fruitfully in his work.

Rogelio López Cuenca - visual artist