A warehouse of tales
Warehouses in the port, the focal point of this exhibition, is a painting that depicts everyday life on the eastern docks of the port of Maó. The view of an unknown painter -highly observant of this world and historical period- makes this piece a genuine historical discourse. The painting serves as a transverse vision of the history, society, art and culture of mid-19th century Menorca.
In observing the painting, we are led to reflect upon universal issues that we are still faced with today: social inequality, immigration, pandemics, greed, gender, racism... and that also question our own values and beliefs.
The hundred and fifty-eight characters who populate the painting are our guides to the history of the Menorca of 1835.
Curators: Cristina Andreu and Montserrat Anglada