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15/09/2022 - 24/11/2022 Seen: 7.412 times + Info


Visiting hours: 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.

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, UK 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 imageassociated with texts as a tool to represent the values ​​that they wanted to transmit to the population –thus helping to define their own brand value- and their contribution to spreading and consolidating the mythical story 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, philosophers like Seneca and historians like Sallust. 
The exhibition itineraryIt 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 magnificent bronze works such as Pugile or Medusa of Nemi, exhibited in 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 his 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.
Lastly, a flat screen will show visitors a hundred different images with phrases to reflect on and a selection of forty photos will be added to four exhibitors so that visitors can appreciate the evolution of some of the iconic images of classical sculpture, showing their reinterpretation in different neoclassical works as a preliminary step to the interventions carried out by contemporary plastic artists, beginning with the fragmentations of Aphrodite made by Marta Minujín in the 70s of the last century and ending in some of the latest works by the urban artist from Cartagena Kraser Tres. 
To stimulate all the senses, at different points of the exhibition space there are QR codes that visitors can use to access a playlist selected by the authors with their mobile phones and that they can listen to with headphones while they walk the path that this Latido proposes. of the Stones. 
This project is also an educational innovation tool for the teaching of History and Classical Culture. For this reason, in addition to the guided visits to the exhibition that its authors will carry out for the general public, guided visits to educational centers will also be offered to promote the creativity of the students. 


  • Néstor Jorge Giuliodoro:  Director of DIPAH Design + Communication, communication and digital marketing agency. 
  • Isabel María Martínez:  Head of the Medical Area in the Occupational Health and Safety Department of Navantia - Cartagena Dock.



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