17.30 (Approximate duration: 35 min.)
- Museum rooms
Free entry until all places filled
The museum is presenting the first edition of Vision and presence, a cycle of performances by women artists from Spain and other countries curated by Semíramis González, which aims to highlight the relationship between art and the ongoing challenges to achieve gender equality in the present day.
The invisibility of women artists within the art world, gender-based violence, romantic love and ageing in modern societies are among the themes that have inspired these artists for their works, which have been specially created for this cycle.
From March to June and in September and October, one Wednesday a month, these live performances taking place in different spaces in the museum will allow spectators to interact with each of the artists and their works and to think about art from the viewpoint of their themes
Verónica Ruth Frías: Making your way
The performance Making your way, created by Verónica Ruth Frías (born Córdoba, 1978), takes its starting point from works in the museum’s collection by women artists or in which women are the principal figures with the aim of creating a tour of the galleries from a different viewpoint and thus encouraging reflection on the position of women in the history of art.
Regina José Galindo: Cicadas
Regina José Galindo (born Ciudad de Guatemala, 1974) is one of the most renowned Latin American women artists working with performance. Here she focuses on the issue of ageing societies in her work Cicadas, an action featuring a group of elderly people which takes place in the museum’s garden.
Noemí Iglesias Barrios: Summer Boyfriend Wanted
Noemí Iglesias (born Langreo, 1987) will be presenting Summer Boyfriend Wanted, a performative experiment that takes place in the museum’s Auditorium. It focuses on patterns of behaviour that society has assimilated as romantic and which are used to impose certain emotions.
Regina José Galindo: Our greatest revenge will be to stay alive
Gender-based violence is the subject chosen by Regina José Galindo for her second work in this series. Our greatest revenge will be to stay alive is performed by a group of flamenco dancers who will appear completely covered by a piece of cloth and whose number will correspond to the number of women murdered during the course of the year.
Beth Moysés: Sowing in the body
With Sowing in the body this Brazilian artist Beth Moysés (born Sao Paulo, 1960) looks at the process of healing through collaboration with a number of women who have experienced violence, thus transforming the performance into another process of healing and of overcoming pain.
Costa Badía: The embroiderer
Costa Badía (born Madrid, 1981) is presenting The embroiderer, in which the artist gives visibility to the problems that disabled women encounter in all their everyday activities. Badía herself performs different tasks considered typically female ones but never entirely completes them: habitual but simultaneously impossible actions.