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

Regina José Galindo: swarm, 2010

(Performance created specifically for this cycle)

Thursday, November 18 at 19: 30h

Introduction by Gloria Picazo

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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 and vital moment.

Regina José Galindo (Guatemala, 1974). Lives and works in Guatemala. He made two performances in Guatemala in 1999, and achieved international fame. One of the most known is ¿Quién puede delete the track ?, conducted in 2003, which was to walk barefoot from the building of the Congress of Guatemala to the Palacio Nacional, and dip your feet occasionally in a bowl white full of human blood as a strong protest against the presidential candidacy of former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt of Guatemala. Another work its remarkable entitled Perra (2005). They recorded the Spanish word perra legs, to protest violence against women. Often collaborating with other actors live art, among which are his compatriot Anibal Lopez.

Gloria Picazo is licensed in Art History by the UB, critic of art and exhibition curator. He colaborado with museums like the CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux and the MACBA in Barcelona, ​​and since 2003 DIRIGEANT the Centre d'Art la Panera in Lleida. Imparte classes and curated contemporary art exhibition in the Masters and postgraduates Siguientes universities: Universidad de Barcelona, ​​Universidad Internacional de Cataluña, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and Universidad de Zaragoza. He has curated Samples as "Gina Pane" (Palace of the Virreina, Barcelona, ​​Hall of the Diputación de Huesca), "Orientalismos" and "Nomads and booklovers" (Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian) and "El instante eterno" (EACC, Castellón ). Since 1997 the editor of the collection of books "Impasse," published by the Ayuntamiento de Lleida. He colaborado in publications like Transversal, The breakthrough, ExitExpres, exitbook between otras.

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