Series of performances about the representation and the role of the female figure in art

Itziar Okariz: Contrariwise, 2010

Performance created specifically for the cycle

Thursday, November 25 at 19:30

Introduction by Pilar Bonet

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As we are / How they see us

Activity around the exhibition "Picasso Looks at Degas"

Although it seems that Picasso and Degas never met, they shared various aesthetic concerns. Among their common interests is the image of women, particularly in private, combing her hair or bathing, represented in private that, made public, questions the classic elements associated with femininity: grace , decency, innocence, virginity, the role of woman as mother / muse, etc. This series of performances by four artists invited to review these concerns from a contemporary perspective, exploring them from a feminine perspective and from what could be called a second generation feminism: a reinterpretation of the questioning of the role female beauty that made women artists from the 70s, checked by artists who take the baton but also adapt to their social.

Itziar Okariz. He was born in San Sebastian in 1965. He lives and works between New York and Bilbao. His work in recent years has been characterized by a documentary production of actions taken in both private and public spaces, which question the social norms that define our behavior. Among his latest individual projects include: "How to do ye?" the sixth edition of "Ellas Crean" ARCO, Madrid 2010; exhibition in the gallery Carreras Múgica, Bilbao 2009; "Ghost Box" at the Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2008; "Curating the Campus: To Pee in Public and Private Spaces" The Singel, Antwerp 2007; "Talent" Vita Kuben, Umeå, Sweden 2007; "Climbing Buildings" festival "If I Can not Dance ...", Utrecht 2007; "Irrintzi; repetitions" Encuentros de Arte y III in January, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla 2007. It has also recently participated in the following group exhibitions: "Like a river That stops bling like a tree or a river That is burning Knowing in the horizon without burning it is "Temporary Gallery, Cologne; "Before that todo" CA2M, Madrid; "Chacun à son goût" Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," BB.AA. Museum, Bilbao 2007; "Attitude" c / o Atle Gerhardsen Gallery, Berlin 2006; and "The Dead, Absent, and Fictitious" shows video curated by LRTI, REDCAT Concert Hall, Los Angeles in 2006.

Pilar Bonet historian and art critic, professor of art and contemporary design at the University of Barcelona and the Universitat Ramon Llull. His professional profile and of investigating around the History and critic of Spanish Art Current Theory and History of Criticism, Art and Society, Art and Feminismos, Art and policies; cultural democracy, Theory and history of design and the contemporary art . How has taught teaching professor specializing in art, architecture and design in various courses, seminars and conferences. He recibido several prizes and research scholarship. It curator of diverse historical research exhibition on Spanish art and avant-garde artists to present multiple dedicadas. It also has realizado proyectos expositivos from the works of the Collections of the IVAM and the MACBA and multiple collaborations pear several museums, ESPACIOS contemporary art and cultural competitions. How Catálogos essay published in form and art editions (Natures. A journey through contemporary art, MACBA, art criticism, The Rowan, Authentic Fiction, ACTAR, etc.) and collaborates in magazines diversas (Lápiz, Transversal Subject a * Desk) at that mismo tiempo imparte courses and seminars on the art and critic of the comportamientos artísticos contemporáneos.

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