Eulalia Grau "Núvia i rentaplats (Etnografia)", 1973
Images taken from the contemporaneous media form the raw material for the art of Eulàlia Grau (Terrassa 1946). Since the early seventies, Eulàlia has been creating photographic montages and collages in the avant-garde tradition of an art committed to values that happen to be in crisis at the time of production of the work. She criticises the way in which the press at the time, in line with the political and economic powers, serves the interests of a controlled, censured, unjust and male-dominated society. The media propagates social models of cultural and economic dominance, as well as forms of ideological and physical violence. Eulàlia's work has become a document of a period of changes and crisis with uncomfortable parallels to the present. Her aesthetic option cannot be understood without her strong ethical commitment: it holds a prominent place among the artistic practices that make up the space of expression occupied by feminist movements at the end of modernity, and that are part of the changes in opinion that radically altered our society at the end of the Franco dictatorship and during the Transition that followed.
Opening: 7 February 2013. Dates: 8 February 2013 to 30 June 2013. Curator: Teresa Grandas. Organisation and production: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).
Daily guided tours
With Miguel Morey, Santiago López Petit and Teresa Grandas
Conversation focuses on "Eulàlia Grau. I Have Never Painted Golden Angels" with Teresa Grandas
Exclusive to the Friends of MACBA
Led by Teresa Grandas
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- RWM Son[i]a: Bartomeu Marí, Teresa Grandas and Àngels Ribé speak about the exhibition "In the labyrinth. Àngels Ribé, 1969-84" +info
- RWM Son[i]a: Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden talk about the recent deposit of an extraordinary collection of 800 pieces by Art & Language at the MACBA, courtesy of the French collector Philippe Méaille. +info
- RWM Son[i]a: Interview with Judith Butler about politics, economy, control societies, gender and identity +info
- RWM Son[i]a: Interview with Beatriz Preciado, a lecturer in the PEI program who also leads the workshop "Art After Feminisms" +info