Tag: women

Transforming the gaze: the visibility of women artists

Sílvia Redondo, Mireia Rosich and Íngrid Vidal On 10 March 2021, to mark International Women’s Day, the activity “Transforming the gaze: the visibility of women artists” was held virtually. The main objective of this event, organized by the museum’s Joaquim Folch i Torres Library and the Art Museums Network of Catalonia, was to learn about,…

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Author: Sílvia Redondo

The imprint of women artists in post-war Barcelona. The creation process of a documentary exhibition

Sandra Herrera and Yolanda Ruiz The Joaquim Folch i Torres Library, continuing its commitment to make the work of women artists visible, has paid tribute to those who exhibited in the art galleries of the city of Barcelona during the post-war period (1939-1952 ). To do so, a set of materials from the small catalogues…

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Author: Sandra Herrera

Photography was no exception. Photographers in the collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Magda Juandó As is well known, the famous question of the north American historian Linda Nochlin “Why have there been no great women artists?“(1971) and her questioning of preconceived concepts by traditional historiography, paved the way for a slow recognition of women artists in general and women photographers in particular. If we focus on the…

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Author: Magda Juandó

Transforming the Gaze to Transform Museographical Discourses: Women Artists in the Museum

Mari Chordà. Autoretrat embarassada (1942). Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

Ingrid Vidal These days more and more museums are re-examining their discourses and rescuing works by women artists from the basements. To mark International Women’s Day we propose to take a look at some of the ideas that were crucial to, on the one hand, the birth of museums and, on the other, to the…

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Author: Ingrid Vidal

Women in art. From the invented figure to their own bodies

Júlia Lull Sanz The social function of images The art historian Georges Didi-Huberman suggests that images have the ability to “touch on something real”. This statement seeks, on the one hand, to underline the determining social function of images beyond their aesthetic value, and on the other, to stress the evocative and generative power that…

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Author: Júlia Llull

What can we do in the museum (other than exhibitions)?

Norma Vélez We are starting up the New Year with many very diverse proposals of activities, to be able to live the museum through fun and learning experiences.  The programming of activities contributes to turning the museum into a social space, of creation, reflection and debate, with proposals that boost these fields.  They are our…

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Author: Norma Vélez

Educational consumption or slow education? Educational programme 2015-2016

Teresa González Summarising or highlighting the programme aimed at schooling centres without falling into educational marketing is not easy. Art as a tool for perceiving the world, the artistic creation, that bursts in the classrooms and shakes the teaching practices, and the community building are some of the objectives that form the background for the educational…

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Author: Teresa González