You consider Collegium to be a living organism. How does it interrelate with the public?
In reality, the whole project has come from below; this is everyone’s museum, and it wants to make people feel part of the project and let them know that it is theirs.
The current exhibition, entitled ‘Doblad mis amores’, establishes a relationship at all levels, from the people of the town who have nothing to do with art to those who like it very much. It says something to everyone because it is made from an emotional approach and tells stories. Martínez weaves it as a story and takes you by the hand, like in a tale, which appeals to childhood, the past, and emotion.
For all kinds of art lovers, it’s a welcoming space. But it doesn’t tell you how it is possible that you don’t know the names, this is the art, and you can experience it. The crux of art is that it generates emotions, opens doors for you, and generates thoughts that generally aren’t thought of.