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For:
General public
Time:

18.00

Place:
Museum rooms
Price:

Free entry until all places filled

The second edition of the performance cycle Vision and presence, which aims to turn the spotlight on women creators, features ten previously unseen events specially created to be enacted in different parts of the museum over the course of this year.

The chosen themes introduce present-day issues into the museum, offering a new vision and mission and focused on societal issues such as gender equality, historical memory, racial diversity, concern about climate change and re-reading the history of art with a more egalitarian approach. Performances take place one Wednesday a month at 6 pm, apart from July and August.

18 January
18.00
Agnes Essonti. Bayam Sellam
15 February
18.00 
Alejandra Glez. Being reborn
22 March
18.00
Lorena Wolffer (in collaboration with Kira Sosa Wolffer): Giving myself-giving herself-giving ourselves
19 April
18.00
Osiris Ferrera. More than numbers
24 May
18.00 
 KarmeLaHoz. Burial
21 June
18.00
Scarlett Rovelaz. Fluidity-Thyssen
20 September
18.00
Amapola Prada. NN
18 October
18.00
Art al Quadrat. Transmutation
22 November

18.00
 Ana Beltrán Porcar. Pillars

13 December
18.00
Paula B. Pailamilla. My body is a museum
 

With the support of:

Aecid
Agnes Essonti. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances
Activity in the past

Agnes Essonti: Bayam Sellam

Wearing a dress that recalls a flamenco costume but inspired by the colourful wax fabrics of her childhood, the Afro-Spanish artist Agnes Essonti undertakes an exercise of collective memory in various galleries of the collection, focusing on slavery, identity, race and the sense of belonging.

Date: 18 January 2023
Place: Permanent collection galleries
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Alejandra González. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Alejandra Glez: Being reborn

Basing herself on traditions from her native Cuba, in Being reborn Alejandra Glez combines influences from the Yoruba religion (originally from Africa) with those of the Cuban Taínos in the Antilles to create an action which refers to the oceans, the sea and water as creator of life and which connects the women who accompany her in a new birth filled with sisterhood and the healing of lived trauma.

With the collaboration of the Tara Foundation for Women.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 15 February 2023
Place: Central hall
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Lorena Wollfer. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Lorena Wolffer (in collaboration with Kira Sosa Wolffer): Giving myself-giving herself-giving ourselves

In a collaborative action with her daughter Kira, the Mexican artist Lorena Wolffer compiles the experiences and opinions of young feminists regarding their desires and sexuality and their viewpoint on the world and way of approaching the present in the light of patriarchal challenges.

This performance is part of the “Ellas Crean” festival and is also supported by the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Spain. 

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 22 March 2023
Place: Auditorium
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Osiris Ferrera. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Osiris Ferrera: More than numbers

Based on general experience and on her own story, Osiris Ferrera visibilises and denounces violence against women in Honduras, a country that barely monitors cases of feminicide. Through continually writing information referring to the deaths or murders of women between 2012 and 2023, this Honduran artist transmutes her own experience into a healing action.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 19 April 2023
Place: Central hall
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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KarmelaHoz. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

KarmeLaHoz: Burial

This performance establishes a relationship between the collection and quotations from leading authors of all periods and from a wide range of geographical origins and contexts that reveal the gender roles assigned to women over history, their inferior status and the guilt they experience for being women. Using this dialogue, Spanish artist KarmeLaHoz generates a survey of these paintings in order to symbolically bury the patriarchal system.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 24 May 2023
Place: Permanent Collection rooms and garden
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Scarlett Rovelaz . Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Scarlett Rovelaz: Fluidity-Thyssen

In Fluidity the Honduran artist Scarlett Rovelaz reflects on the present-day disconnection with the environment and on the drying up of Spain’s rivers. Starting from the painting Orchid and Humming Bird near a Waterfall by Martin Johnson Heade in the Carmen Thyssen Collection, the artist traces the course of a metaphorical river that reminds us of the need to rethink human beings’ relationship with nature.

This performance is also a homage to the Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres and to all those women who have been murdered for defending the land.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 21 June 2023
Place: Room B, Carmen Thyssen Collection and garden
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Amapola Prada. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Amapola Prada: NN

Amapola Prada (born Lima, 1978) presents an action based on the relationships between the body, psychology and history, and on the idea that the reactivation of emotionally conflictive historical facts, transmitted from generation to generation, has the potential to process those facts in a symbolic space.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 20 September 2023
Place: Central hall
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Art Al Quadrat. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Art al Quadrat: Transmutation

In this performance, the artists of Art al Quadrat (Mónica and Gema del Rey Jordà, born Valencia, 1982) take some of the pejorative terms found in trial reports from the Civil War to describe accused women, such as “dangerous, incendiary or immoral”, and wear them attached to their own bodies in a metaphorical and physical sense. By doing so, they transmute them into something collective in an exercise of empathy and sisterhood with the audience.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 18 October 2023
Place: Central hall
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Ana Beltrán. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Ana Beltrán Porcar: Pillars

Artist Ana Beltrán (born Alcora, 1986) focuses on how the press reports on violence against women and how it minimises the impact of statistics. This performance shows that the victims are women with names and a life, and Beltrán recounts the data using a more immediate and intimate language than is habitually employed.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 22 November 2023
Place: Central hall
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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Paula Baeza. Visión y presencia 2023: Ciclo de performances

Paula B. Pailamilla: My body is a museum

Through her own identity-body Paula B. Pailamilla generates a trans-territorial connection in the place where she undertakes her performance. She thus raises issues such as “what does my body mean in this territory?” In My body is a museum the Chilean artist looks at the colonial history inherent to western museums in relation to indigenous bodies, the Spanish Crown’s colonial past and the invasion of South America.

Times: 18.00 (Approximate duration: 1 hour)
Date: 13 December 2023
Place: Central hall
Price: Free entry until all places filled
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