Exhibitions

Martha Rosler: la casa, la calle, la cocina

Centro José Guerrero, Granada, SP
January 29 – June 15, 2009

Tanto por su obra artística como por la ensayística, Martha Rosler es una de las autoras más influyentes de la escena internacional contemporánea. Con espíritu combativo a la vez que sutil, su investigación ha girado en torno a dos ejes principales: el espacio público y la representación de la mujer en los medios de comunicación, la publicidad y la vida misma.

Esta exposición, que recoge varias de las obras históricas de la artista (realizadas sobre diferentes soportes, como fotografía, fotomontaje o vídeo) pretende ser una reflexión sobre la interdependencia entre lo público y lo privado, un tema central que recorre su trabajo desde los años sesenta hasta la actualidad. Martha Rosler plantea una crítica de los mitos y realidades de la cultura occidental, e investiga los contextos socioeconómicos y los problemas que dominan nuestra vida cotidiana (la vivienda, los conflictos bélicos, la discriminación social, las relaciones familiares) desde un enfoque feminista cargado de ironía y sentido del humor.

Artist: Martha Rosler
Commissioner: Juan Vicente Aliaga
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Exercicis de memòria

Centre d’art la Panera, Lleida, SP
January 26 – April 24, 2011

This project began with a myriad of questions. How is work ahead to memory from artistic practice? When this work was started in art? What aspects of the story, full of politics, have attracted more artists? Why study the past history has long been taboo in Spain? To understand the historical past specifically the Civil War period and especially the decades in which Franco had the power, and with it, the repression of republicans, democrats and dissidents from other sectors of the left.

This project has sought to collect some of the expressions that involve reviewing the history from the Civil War and the Franco regime, with some references to more recent times, which were placed artistic creators. This project does not intend to close any debate or seeks to reach consensus or uniformity, but, on the contrary, tries to give way to long postponed discussions.

Artists: Francesc Abad, Joan Brossa, Marcelo Expósito, Rogelio López Cuenca, Ana Navarrete, Pedro G. Romero, María Ruido, Ana Teresa Ortega, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Montserrat Soto i Francesc Torres
Commissioner: Juan Vicente Aliaga
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Claude Cahun

Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR
May 24 – September 25, 2011


Claude Cahun (1894-1954) has something approaching cult status in today’s art world. However, her work was almost unknown until the early 1980s, when it was championed by the research of François Leperlier, after which exhibitions at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes (1994) and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1995) brought it to public attention. Her life and work (both literary and artistic) bespeak an extraordinary libertarian personality who defied sexual, social and ethical conventions in what was an age of avant-garde and moral upheaval. Among her many photographs, it is undoubtedly her self-portraits that have aroused the greatest interest in recent years. Throughout her life, Cahun used her own image to dismantle the clichés surrounding ideas of identity. She reinvented herself through photography, posing for the lens with a keen sense of performance and role-play, dressed as a woman or a man, as a maverick hero, with her hair long or very short, or even with a shaved head. This approach was extended in innovative ways in her photographs of objects and use of photomontages, which asserted the primacy of the imagination and of metamorphosis. By exploring the many different analyses made of Cahun’s work since the 1990s, and ranging across its different themes: from the subversive self-portraits that question identity, to her surrealist compositions, erotic metaphors and political forays, this exhibition confirms the modernity of a figure who, as a pioneer Autoportrait (1928 / Jersey Heritage Collection © Jersey Heritage) of self-representation and the poetry of objects, has been an important influence for many contemporary artists.

Artist: Claude Cahun
Commissioners: Juan Vicente Aliaga and François Leperlier
Organized by: The Jeu de Paume, Paris
Co-produced with: La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona and The Art Institute of Chicago.
In partnership with: A Nous Paris, Arte, France Artinfo, Azart Photography, Air and Radio Nova.
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Akram Zaatari: el molesto asunto

MUSAC | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, SP; MUAC | Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, MX
January 28 – June 6, 2012

Desde mediados de los años noventa del pasado siglo Akram Zaatari ha tratado en su trabajo cuestiones relativas a la importancia de las imágenes como medio de transmisión de la realidad, a través esencialmente del uso de la fotografía, el cine y el vídeo. En El molesto asunto, el universo de cuestiones y temas abordados por Zaatari se amplía. El título alude al estatus del cuerpo y a su significado en la sociedad libanesa y en el mundo árabe en general. El proyecto, concebido específicamente para MUSAC, se articula a partir de una exposición, un programa de vídeo y una publicación.

Artist: Akram Zaatari (Sidon, Lebanon, 1966)
Commissioner: Juan Vicente Aliaga
Coordination: Helena López Camacho
Co-produced with: MUAC | Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo
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Genealogías feministas en el arte español: 1960-2010

MUSAC | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, SP
June 23, 2012 – January 31, 2013

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.

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.

Commissioners: Juan Vicente Aliaga, Patricia Mayayo
Coordination: Koré Escobar, Carlos Ordás
Website: www.genealogiasfeministas.net