The exhibition, made up of 19 illustrations, is part of 'Pedro Zaragoza Orts Year' and has been opened to the public at l'Espai d'Art Urbà Ponent
Benidorm inaugurates the exhibition of the artist Malagón, which covers the life of Pedro Zaragoza
Benidorm City Council opened an exhibition to the public yesterday afternoon that, through 19 illustrations signed by the artist Malagón, covers the life and work of the former mayor of the city during much of the 50s and 60s An exhibition that is part of the commemorative acts of the 'Pedro Zaragoza Orts Year'.
The inauguration visit was attended yesterday by the mayor of the city, Toni Pérez, the councillor for Historical and Cultural Heritage, Ana Pellicer, members of the corporation, the artist's family and many residents of the city.
As the mayor explained, the exhibition is "a proposal that allows the figure of Pedro Zaragoza to be disclosed in a fun, different and very attractive way, reviewing the most important episodes of his personal and political life" and that makes the viewer “Get an idea of the personality of the person who was the forerunner of today's Benidorm”.
The exhibition alludes to many episodes in the life of the former mayor and also to some anecdotes such as the fact that he intended to follow the family seafaring tradition, despite the fact that he never piloted ships. "If he had been a sailor, he would not have been mayor," Pérez said.
L'Espai d'Art Urbà Ponent is the space chosen for this exhibition, which will be exhibited until the beginning of the year and in which once again Malagón and the writer and documentary filmmaker Albert Alcaraz shake hands, who have already worked together on the book 'The charm of Babel, of the geographies and stories of Benidorm', in which Pedro Zaragoza has a prominent space.
A tandem that has come together again, "now to draw a very complete profile of Pedro Zaragoza, from which to remember and value his figure, and also to approach a fundamental passage in the recent history of Benidorm: the incredible development and change that the town experienced from the 1950s until it became the tourist benchmark it is today”, said councillor Ana Pellicer.