Feminist Genealogies in Spanish Art 1960-2010: more than 150 works by 77 artists. Showcase Project presents Images of a Project between Art and Feminism, an art intervention by Erreakzioa - Reaccion (Estibaliz Sadaba and Azucena Vieites). Laboratorio 987 features the exhibition Castillete, Mining Tableau (Landscape in Motion I) by Carme Nogueira. The Methodology of the Project is a show of the artistic projects generated by each of the 11 participants in the workshop directed by Antoni Muntadas.
Feminist Genealogies in Spanish Art: 1960–2010
23 June, 2012 - 6 January, 2013
Curators: Juan Vicente Aliaga and Patricia Mayayo
On June 23 Musac is presenting Feminist Genealogies in Spanish Art: 1960-2010, a show conceived to emphasize the importance that the discourses on gender and sexual identity have had in Spanish art production since the 1960s. Through more than 150 works by 77 artists, the exhibition curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga and Patricia Mayayo proposes a rereading of our country’s recent art history from new perspectives.
The exhibition stems from the need to restore the erased memory of feminist knowledge, practices and genealogies in our country: it is important to recover and make visible the work of artists (some men, but especially women) who were unfairly shunned or forgotten; but it is even more important to reread the recent history of Spanish art from a different stance, with other keys and viewpoints. Not only has the legacy of feminisms been underestimated in the most traditional historiography, but also in many of the accounts of art creation in Spain that are supposed to be more ground-breaking or renovating.
The term “genealogies” alludes to the diversity of ideological sensitivities and positions that traverse the feminist, transfeminist, transgender and queer universe. It also refers to the peculiarities and singularities of the development of feminist policies in the Spanish state, which cannot be interpreted by mechanically extrapolating Anglo-Saxon models. While the emergence of the so-called “feminist art” in the United States and Great Britain is customarily situated in the late 1960s, in Spain it was not until the 90s that the gender discourses began to get mainstream attention in art galleries and institutions (which does not mean that they did not exist, but that they had been neglected or overlooked). In addition, as opposed to their contemporaries in Britain and the U.S., the feminist artists “of the 90s” in Spain were fundamentally influenced by foreign references: their artistic and theoretical models mainly came from French and Anglo spheres and they rarely had the opportunity to engage in a dialogue (whether intellectually or personally) with their Spanish predecessors. How can this generation gap be explained? Why do we face a history riddled with omissions, faults and discontinuities?
Artists:Pilar Albarracín, Xoán Anleo/Uqui Permui, Pilar Aymerich, Eugènia Balcells, Cecilia Barriga, María José Belbel, Miguel Benlloch, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia, Esther Boix, Cabello/Carceller, Mónica Cabo, Mar Caldas, Carmen Calvo, Nuria Canal, Anxela Caramés/Carme Nogueira/Uqui Permui, Ana Casas Broda, Castorina, Mari Chordà, Montse Clavé, María Antonia Dans, Lucía Egaña Rojas, Itziar Elejalde, Equipo Butifarra, Erreakzioa-Reacción, Eulàlia (Eulàlia Grau) , Esther Ferrer, Alicia Framis, Carmela García, Ángela García Codoñer, María Gómez, Miguel Gómez/Javier Utray, Marisa González, Gabriela y Sally Gutiérrez Dewar , Yolanda Herranz, Juan Hidalgo, ideadestroyingmuros, María Llopis/Girlswholikeporno, Eva Lootz, LSD, Cristina Lucas, Jesús Martínez Oliva, Chelo Matesanz, Medeak, Miralda, Fina Miralles, Mau Monleón, Begoña Montalbán, Paz Muro, Paloma Navares, Ana Navarrete, Carmen Navarrete, Marina Núñez, Itziar Okariz, Isabel Oliver, O.R.G.I.A, Carlos Pazos, Uqui Permui, Ana Peters, Olga L. Pijoan, Núria Pompeia, Post-Op, Precarias a la deriva, Joan Rabascall , Amèlia Riera , Elena del Rivero, María Ruido, Estibaliz Sadaba, Simeón Saiz Ruiz, Dorothée Selz, Carmen F. Sigler, Diana J. Torres AKA Pornoterrorista, Laura Torrado, Eulàlia Valldosera, Video-Nou/José Pérez Ocaña, Azucena Vieites, Virginia Villaplana, Isabel Villar
Coordination: Koré Escobar, Carlos Ordás
Erreakzioa - Reacción
Images of a Project between art and Feminism
23 June, 2012 - 13 January, 2013
MUSAC’s Showcase Project will present Imágenes de un proyecto entre el arte y el feminismo, an art intervention by Erreakzioa-Reacción [Estibaliz Sadaba (Bilbao, 1963) y Azucena Vieites (San Sebastián, 1967)], which reviews the proposals on the issues of artistic practice, theory and feminist activism put forward by the collective since its formation in 1994. Alongside with Erreakzioa-Reacción’s intervention for the Showcase Project, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, will host the exhibition Genealogías feministas en el arte español: 1960-2010, curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga and Patricia Mayayo, which aims at offering a rereading of the past from a feminist perspective and recovering the deleted memory of gender practices through the exhibition of works from Spanish female artists from the middle of the 60’s to the present.
Carme Nogueira Castillete. Mining Tableau (Landscape in Motion I)
at the Laboratorio 987
23 June, 2012 - 13 January, 2013
Curator Leire Vergara
MUSAC’s Laboratorio 987 features the exhibition Castillete, Mining Tableau (Landscape in Motion I) by Carme Nogueira, within the Form and Meaning exhibition series. The show is the result of an investigation carried out by the artist in Sabero, a mining town in León, into the different layers of meaning (materials, stories, records…) involved in the formation of the idea of landscape in a specific place.
The Form and Meaning exhibition series, curated by Leire Vergara, is structured around three monographic exhibitions by the artists Hiwa K, Carme Nogueira Alejandra Riera and a group project by the Leon-based artists Nilo Gallego, Silvia Zayas and Chus Domínguez.
The Methodology of the Project
at the Annex Space
23 June, 2012 - 9 September 2012
Exhibition of projects directed by Antoni Muntadas with the collaboration of Alfredo Puente.
Participants: Belén Cerezo (Vitoria, 1977), Carlos Criado, (Cádiz, 1977), Oier Etxeberria (Azpeitia, 1974), Miquel García Membrado (Barcelona, 1975), Olalla Gomez Jímenez (Madrid, 1982), Miriam Isasi (Vitoria, 1981), Luís Melón (León, 1974), Marcos Miguelez (Ponferrada, 1981), Ana Moya (Úbeda, 1983), Juan Pablo Orduñez (Madrid, 1986), and Alejandro Sánchez Garrido (Madrid, 1986).
MUSAC's Annex Space hosts The Methodology of the Project, an exhibition that highlights the processes and work methodologies behind the artistic projects generated by each of the eleven participants in the workshop The Methodology of the Project, directed by Antoni Muntadas in MUSAC between January and June 2012.
Image: Erreakzioa 2011. Video still. Courtesy Erreakzioa-Reacción
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Opening 23 June 2012 from 12.30 to 3.00 p.m and from 5.00 to 9.00 pm
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