Exhibition

Nancy Spero

Dissidances

04 July to 24 Sep. 2008

Nancy Spero

Nancy Spero "Codex Artaud XVII" 1972

  • Fecha:
    14 Oct. 2008 - 05 Jan. 2009
    Lugar:
    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Fecha:
    27 Jan. - 22 Mar. 2009
    Lugar:
    CAAC Sevilla

Nancy Spero. Dissidances was the first major retrospective in both Europe and the United States on the work of this pioneering artist. Nancy Spero (Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 1926 – New York, United States, 2009) wove feminism, political activism, art, dance, imagination and poetry into a dissident discourse that tore irreversible holes in the patriarchal models of the modernity that prevailed at the time.

«From the cadence of the repetition and the renewed dance, one can really see that Nancy Spero is of the poets' species. A poet in painting.», wrote Hélène Cixous in her text for the catalogue that inspired the title of the exhibition. Traditional artistic categories blur in Nancy Spero's work: writing becomes screaming, language becomes graffiti, text becomes an incision in the body. A body – her own and that of many other women – which is expressed through rhythm and movement, ultimately, through dance, through a Mallarmean dance, in the form of writing and poetic gesture.

The exhibition spanned fifty years of Nancy Spero's work, ranging from previously unexhibited pieces from her early years – when she was a student at the Art Institute of Chicago – to her most recent installation, which was presented at the Venice Biennale, Maypole 2007.

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Data inici:
From 04 July
Data fi:
to 01 Aug. 2008
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA

Lecture by Jon Bird

Data inici:
07 July 2008
Horari:
Espai:
Auditori Meier
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