The Didaktika project offers visitors key concepts from the exhibitions through educational areas, special activities and this online section. On the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to Esther Ferrer (Donostia/San Sebastián, 1937), Didaktika focuses on essential aspects of the career of this artist, considered as one of the pioneers of performance art. Ferrer began to use this form of art to transform reality back in the 1970s. Her works had a twofold scope: a private dimension, bringing into question intimate issues like sexuality or personal relationships, and a social side, condemning the objectification of women and the denigration of the female body, while vindicating gender equality.
Zaj Group (Ramón Barce, Juan Hidalgo, Walter Marchetti, Esther Ferrer, Eugenio de Vicente)
The Nobleman with his Hand on the Chest (El caballero con la mano en el pecho), 1967
Gelatin silver print on paper
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
© Esther Ferrer, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Photo Archive, Madrid