César Manrique Foundation

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César Manrique Foundation
The César Manrique Foundation (MCF) is a private cultural institution and non-profit, created to preserve, studying,
disseminating the teaching of the figure of the creator César Manrique.
In parallel, the FCM focuses on the promotion, encouragement and support of artistic and cultural activity in its broadest terms, with special attention to the visual arts and their connection to nature and public space, open spaces integrated into the natural environment (art-nature symbiosis / nature-art), the territorial balance and respect the environment.
Fundación César ManriqueThe César Manrique Foundation is at the home and studio artist who lived , located in the Taro Tahíche (Lanzarote ) . Maybe it's the work that best represents the ideals of personal and artistic Manrique.Edificada in 1968 on a lava flow of eruption on the island during 1730-36 , fail , on the lower level , the natural formation of five volcanic bubbles, to configure an amazing living space and exemplary performance in terms of natural space. Meanwhile, outside the house and upper level is inspired by traditional architecture Lanzarote.La César Manrique Foundation , created in 1992 , is a private non-profit institution . Its scope is international. Currently, receives over 300,000 visitors a year. It is constituted as a cultural platform formed from the attention given to three crossed lines of development : the arts , the environment and cultural reflection . Different programs and initiatives developed in the area include meeting , addressed mainstreaming minded and critical and alternative spirit. These three lines:
Conservation, study and dissemination of the work of César Manrique.
Promotion of artistic activity and cultural reflection.
Development activities that promote respect for the environment and spatial planning . Regularly organizes forums for reflection and debate. Since 1994 continuously been developing spaces The author and his work and divergent looks . Environment has established in 1997 as a key area of the Foundation. Among the activities that are already entrenched highlights the discussion forum Borders and directions of progress. A space for proposals and discussion in which speakers from a multidisciplinary approach , approaching new models and conceptions of progress.

For César Manrique, nature was the basic reference of his art and his life. Until the end of his life he maintained a deep commitment to environmental protection , in particular , of his native island, Lanzarote.

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