MID: Ontology ”Picasso 1936 Exhibition”

The Ontology ”Picasso 1936 Exhibition” was organized by the Museu Picasso in 2011 as an interactive multimedia installation. It was developed in collaboration with MID (Media Interactive Design). The Installation is an Ontology, centralized in the figure of Pablo Picasso and his different semantic, institutional, or personal relations that all together allowed the first exhibition of his work in Barcelona.
I developed in two stages the front-end visualization: a) as an interactive installation, where a network of the connection around the artist was visible in a touchscreen. Those elements interconnected are friends, co-workers, paintings, institutions, documents and letters. The Museo Picasso has conducted research in which precise historical documentation was gathered, hence digitalized and stored in a database developed in python. The front-end application was programmed using the C++ open-source framework called Cinder. b)The second stage is a web visualization that is now available in the following. link

Organisation and production
Museu Picasso, Barcelona

Research and conception of the ontology
Sílvia Domènech

Clara Fort, Malén Gual, Celia Marín, Mariona Tió, Mikel Urizar, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

Technical coordination
MID (Media Interactive Design)

Back-end structure and programming
Sergi Lario

Front-end design and programming
David Dalmazzo


MTG – Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Email: davmazo [at] gmail.com

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