Where does it take place?
Tuesday to Friday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CLOSED MONDAYS AND HOLIDAYS
The Heartbeat of the Stones is a photographic and audiovisual work by Néstor Giuliodoro and Isabel Martínez that invites the visitor to start a journey that starts from the ancient world through photographs of works from different museums and sites in Tunisia, Portugal, Italy, France, Turkey, United Kingdom and Germany. In addition, works from the rich national heritage that have been photographed in Cartagena, Cádiz, Tarragona, Figueras, Alicante, Elche, Seville, Granada, Córdoba, Mérida and Madrid are included.
The exhibition highlights the importance in the ancient world of the image associated with texts as a tool to represent the values that were wanted to be transmitted to the population -thus contributing to define its own brand value- and its contribution to spreading and consolidating the mythical account of the origin of the societies in which they lived. Some images that appear to us as fragments of a lost past, but that are vital to rebuild it in order to have more and better elements with which to reflect on our present and future. And for this, each image also has a content: phrases, thoughts and sentences of classic authors; from politicians and writers like Cato and Cicero, poets like Virgil and Horace, playwrights like Plautus and Terence,
The exhibition itinerary takes us from the terracotta mask in the Bardo Museum in Tunis, to the Astarte that greets us from the Cadiz Museum, to the Pyrgi high-relief in the National Etruscan Museum in Rome, followed by the magnificent works in bronze such as Pugile or Nemi's Medusa, exhibited at the Palazzo Massimo in Rome, or the splendid Victory of Samothrace in the Louvre, among others. As well as a journey through the influence of that plastic on later art; in the beautiful composition of Carpeaux's dance at the Paris Opera, or the excellent work of Igor Mitoraj on the doors of the church of Santa María de los Mártires in Rome,
and its influence on works by artists from the Region of Murcia such as Mariano González Beltrán, Lidó Rico, Esteban Bernal, Dora Catarineu, Marcos Amorós, Nono García and Fernando Sáenz de Elorrieta.