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

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: A Void, 2007

Thursday 28 October at 19: 30h

Introduction by Lars Bang Larsen


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 momentLilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Manila, 1970). Lives in Copenhagen. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen (1996-2002). Mainly engaged in video art and performance art. Taking as its starting point the dual Danish and Filipino origin, Cuenca retrieved adapt and universalizing its narrative with a critical and humorous at the same time with regard to issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and the social relations. His productions involving texts and songs written, composed music, visuals and intricate such as designing sets and costumes. In recent years, has focused on works that explore reconstructions of famous performance art pieces. Cuenca explores his artistic historical heritage and questions both the place of women in art history as the identity of the artist himself.


Lars Bang Larsen is an art historian, independent curator and writer based in Barcelona and Copenhagen. It was a conservative collective exhibitions like "Pyramids of Mars" (Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2000) "Populism" (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2005), "The insurrection invisible millón a mint" ( Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, 2005) and "A History of Irritated Material" (Raven Row, London, 2010). Among his books are found Sture Johannesson (NIFCA / Lukas & Sternberg, 2002), a monograph about Palle Nielsen utopian adventure Moderna Museet in Stockholm -The model. A Model for a Qualitative Society, 1968 (MACBA, 2010) - as well as the series of brochures Norm Kunst er, Organisationsformer and Spredt væren ( 'Art is the standard' 'form of organization "and" Being dissipated' ), published by the Jutland art Academy (Denmark), dealing with the experience economy as a DNA mutation art into a new standardization of art.


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