Hi everyone on this rainy Friday! As the weather demands today I have a culture plan to offer you. I have been on CCCB last weekend, for the exhibition ‘Feminisms!’.
First of all, CCCB it’s a very awesome building composed of three floors. Each one normally has different exhibitions. There are the Stanley Kubrick exhibition, diverse Poetry Slams (next 24th it will be a new one), or independent short films competitions. Also, every year, the ‘World Press Photo’ exposition takes place with the best pictures from the year.
But last weekend I went there because I wanted to see the new ‘Feminisms! Exhibition. It is composed of two exhibitions:
“The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna” and “Choreographies of Gender” which also includes a huge calendar with activities that highlight the differences in radical feminism between the seventies and today. This CCCB Exhibition is available until January 5th.
“The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna”– CCCB Exhibition
By means of languages and techniques such as photography, cinema, video, performance and happenings, I could see how artists deconstructed the repressive cultural and social constraints of the time, as well as the mechanisms and automatisms of oppression of women. On that time you can see how women artists began, as a group, to take the initiative in the “representation of women” by creating a plurality of feminine identities that are the different profiles for the women of today. More diverse, more plurals, more non-descriptive.
The CCCB has incorporated eight local artists including: Pilar Aymerich, Eugènia Balcells, Mari Chordà, Marisa González, Eulàlia Grau, Fina Miralles, Àngels Ribé and Dorothée Selz.
“Choreographies of Gender” – CCCB Exhibition
As a part of ‘Feminisms’, “Choreographies of Gender” aims to reflect some of the many possible figures and movements in the dance of genders. It is based on thematic focuses that complement and enrich the view of the seventies, from a Catalan and Spanish perspective, with the voice of artists who were not yet present on the artistic scene of the time.
The show presents the work of the artists Cabello/Carceller, Lúa Coderch, Lucía Egaña, Nuria Güell, ideadestroyingmuros, María Llopis, Jesús Martínez Oliva, Julia Montilla, O.R.G.I.A, Daniela Ortiz, Linda Porn, María Ruido, Anna Irina Russell i Txe Roimeser, Mireia Sallarès, Toxic Lesbian and Eulàlia Valldosera.
A space of documentación
The route ends with a space dedicated to historical documentation and a section on comics and feminism, “The body as a conflict”, curated by Marika Vila, with original works by Montse Clavé, Laura Pérez Vernetti Núria Pompeia, Mariel Soria and Marika Vila.
There’s also a film called Las Muertes Chiquitas that it’s a TOP from the last part of the exhibition. The five-hour film is the result of interviews, talks and experiences with about 30 Mexican women of different ages, social strata, professions and ideologies that link pleasure with power, armed struggles, feminicide, colonialism, transsexuality, prostitution, disease, exile, liberation theology, the plurality of Mexican identity or the ethical commitment of art to socio-political reality.
Where is CCCB?
The CCCB is next to MACBA, in Carrer Montalegre 5, and it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 am until 08.00 pm.
You can walk there from the ‘Universidad’ metro station. (L2) or (L1)
Entry its free every Sunday from 03:00 pm until 08:00 pm.
Other days the regular ticket for this exhibition it costs 6€ and for a reduced ticket 4€
In conclusion I really recommend you guys to go and have a look because it will bring you another perspective of how the world looked at this topic theme that we are living nowadays, in the past. Thank you for reading and hope you like it!