Hi everyone on this rainy Friday! As the weather demands today I will offer you a culture plan. I have been last weekend on CCCB, for the exhibition ‘Feminisms!’.
First of all, CCCB it’s a very awesome building composed by three floors. Each one normally it has different exhibitions. There happened the Stanley Kubrick exhibition, diverse Poetry Slams (next 24th it will be a new one), or independent short films competitions. Also it happens every year the ‘World Press Photo’ exposition with the best pictures from the year.
But on the last weekend I’ve been there because I wanted to see the new ‘Feminisms! Exhibition. It is composed by two exhibitions:
“The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna” and “Choreographies of Gender” and it also include a huge calendar with activities to highlight the dialogue about the difference between radical feminism from the seventies and today. This CCCB Exhibition it’s available to see until 5th January.
“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 until Sunday from 11.00 am until 08.00 pm.
You can arrive there by walk from Universidad metro station. (L2) or (L1)
The entrance its free all the Sundays from 03:00 pm until 08:00 pm.
Other days the regular ticket for this exhibition it costs 6€ and for reduced ticket it costs 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!