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Mujeres de la abstracción

Women in Abstraction sets out to write the history of the contributions made by “female artists” to abstraction in the 20th century, through to about the 1980s, with a few original incursions into the 19th century.

The artists are presented here as players and co-creators in their own right, of modernism and its legacy. Far from being a mere catalogue, the idea is to highlight the decisive turning points that marked this history, while simultaneously questioning the canons of abstraction. Special attention is accorded to highlighting the specific contexts surrounding, favoring or, on the contrary, hindering recognition of female artists. These contexts are at once educational, social, institutional, ideological, and even aesthetic. The exhibition thus reveals the process of invisibilization that marked the work of these artists, while still presenting their positions, with all their complexities and paradoxes. Many of these artists adopted a non-gendered identity while others laid claim to a “female” art.

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WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION

As part of the Didaktika project, the Museum designs educational spaces and organizes activities that complement the exhibitions in an effort to provide tools and resources, both in the galleries and online, to facilitate the appreciation and understanding of the works on display.
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WOMEN VISIONARIES. AHEAD OF THEIR TIME

To understand how the first works exhibiting an abstract language emerged, it is essential to understand the importance of theosophy and spirituality at the time.
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WOMEN ARTISTS vs ARTISTIC WOMEN

Did women artists exist? In the 1970s, art historians like Linda Nochlin began to reflect on why the great women artists were missing from art history books.
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ABSTRACTION IN ART

The early 20th century witnessed major political and social changes throughout Europe. Among avant-garde artists, the idea of the transformative power of art and its ability to improve society was taking root.
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THE BOUNDARIES OF THE BODY

How can we talk about the body without representing it? Dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown blurred the boundaries between the disciplines of dance and the fine arts in the series It is a Draw.
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FIBER ART. BETWEEN FUNCTION AND CRAFT

An ancient technique to make modern designs? At the Bauhaus, the weaving workshop played an important role. In 1929, one of its artists, Anni Albers, designed an abstract tapestry made of cellophane, chenille, and cotton, creating a fabric that was dust-repellent while also serving to insulate sound.
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ELECTRICITY

How can the energy of an intangible element like electricity be expressed? In the late 19th century, Loïe Fulle created new ways of understanding space: in her famous Serpentine Dance, light and color where projected onto her moving body.
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Catalogue Women in Abstraction

The ambitious catalogue Women in Abstraction includes five main essays, fifteen thematic essays, and 112 texts dedicated to each of the artists, providing an analysis of their approach to abstraction and the context in which they worked.
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