Amalgama El Prado

Video Photo Info
As part of the Prado Museum's program for its bicentenial anniversary, Daniel Canogar projected Amalgama El Prado on the building´s façade. The generative artwork was created with the Museum’s historically central painting collection. The projection took place during four evenings of December 2019 in Madrid. 
The Museum’s entire collection was transformed by an algorithm that liquefied the original paintings into a mercurial blend. “Amalgama El Prado” is an attempt to understand how digital media is transforming our experience of the history of art, perhaps updating Malraux’s Musée Imaginaire to the digital age. The swirling effects that have transformed the original artworks evoke the ceaseless flow of information that courses through the Internet, transforming how artworks are consumed, processed and circulated online. Amalgama El Prado above all addresses the challenge of making, viewing and circulating art in our liquid modernity.
Amalgama El Prado is part of the Prado Museum's collection, the only contemporary artwork to be included in the archive.

                Medium: Generative video projection. 
                Dimensions: 13,71 x 38,40 m/ 45' x 126'
                Location: Puerta de Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.