Press release

 

The museum is presenting Marina Núñez. Vanitas, an exhibition in which the multi-media artist Marina Núñez (born Palencia, 1966) revives and reinterprets the traditional still life or vanitas, considered a minor genre in the past and often relegated to women painters, with the aim of analysing our present-day relationship with nature from a post-human, ecological and feminist standpoint. Fifteen selected works, including paintings, digital videos and laser-cut glass pieces, refer to the organicity of human beings and our vulnerability. Far from the concept of nature as conquest and as a merely decorative motif, Núñez’s “heroic flowers” emerge as the victors in the struggle for the abolition of alienation and inequality.

The exhibition extends from the first floor Balcony Gallery to other galleries of the permanent collection where the artist’s creations establish dialogues with works by Old Masters such as Hans Memling, Jan de Beer and Paris Bordone.

Marina Núñez. Vanitas is the fourth edition of the “Kora” programme, which presents an annual exhibition in the museum’s galleries devised from a gender perspective.

This June the museum will be hosting a conversation/discussion with the artist and the exhibition’s curator, Rocío de la Villa.

Images and list of artworks