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Book compilation of women artists who have exhibited their work in the MACBA.

Rosemarie Castoro, Sigalit Landau, Carol Rama, Eulàlia Grau, Rita McBride, Àngels Ribé, Nancy Spero and Gego are some of the women artists that have gone through the museum and have left their mark in book form. The itineraries do not stop here because there are many ways in which women artists have influenced on the art world.

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'Up to now men and the term “man” have been used to symbolize both women and men. I decided to view women and men by representing women, not just to reverse history but to see what it means to view all this through the depiction of women.' (1979)

Nancy Spero

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  • Rosemarie Castoro. Focus at Infinity is the first major institutional exhibition of Castoro’s work, and concentrated on the years 1964–79. Castoro (1939–2015) established her career in the context of Minimalism and Conceptualism in the U.S., circulating at the heart of the avant-garde in New York. ...

    Castoro began her career in graphic art. She also became involved in dance and while a student at Pratt Institute choreographed and performed in her own works. Though Castoro turned to painting, what marks out her work is precisely a dancer’s understanding of space. (This publication will be coming soon)

  • Sigalit Landau, who began her artistic career in the nineties, reinterprets her sculptural works through the use of the body in performances in front of the camera. Here, she works repeatedly with symbols, images, places and narratives as therapeutic representations of the wounds caused by her ...

    The works of Sigalit Landau, born in Jerusalem in 1969, are often described as video sculptures in which the actions seem to have no beginning or end. They describe in a hypnotic way the need of the other, whether in play, survival or conflict.

  • This publication aims not only to expose the work of Carol Rama, but also to challenge the dominant narratives of art history through a work that requires us to undo narratives and reformulate concepts. Almost forgotten by hegemonic historiography and the feminist movement, the work of Rama, ...

    “I paint by instinct and I paint for passion / And because of rage and because of violence and because of sadness / And for a certain fetishism / And for happiness and melancholy together / And especially for anger.” (1966)

  • "I take elements from the world, I remove them from their usual context and put them back together according to other orders, so that, thanks to a new and unusual relation of contrast, similarity or assumption, I re-examine that which we call reality." This is how Eulàlia Grau (Terrassa, 1946), one ...

    Eulàlia Grau (Terrassa, 1946) is one of the most vociferous voices of protest of her generation. Her photomontages, denounce the institutions of education and family, gender stereotypes, class differences, worker exploitation and the structures on which power is founded.

  • Oferta pública / Public Tender carefully documents the unique role of architecture in the contemporary art museum. Part muse, part public monument, MACBA is captured in a photographic exposé by Anne Pöhlmann, as it prepares for exhibitions over the year leading up to the deliberate archaeological ...

    "To enter a museum is never straightforward. The journey from street to gallery is always a long one. All the congestion and complexity of urban sounds, colors, shadows, glare, textures, reflections, weather, vibrations, dirt, and smells give way to a hushed and hygienic space. (Mark Wigley: 'The Secret Life of the Gallery Wall')

  • A maze, ten metres in diameter, with transparent plastic walls, leads into the Àngels Ribé show at MACBA. It is a reconstruction of the work presented by the artist in 1969 at the Château de Verderonne, France, marking the start of her artistic career in the period between the late 1960s and mid-198 ...

    The catalogue illustrates Ribé's interest in playing with space, incorporating the random coming together of ephemeral elements, using unconventional materials and exploring the narrative possibilities of the setting.

  • ‘I felt that I wanted to make a subversive art. And that I didn't want to do anything important, I wanted to make manifestoes.' This may perhaps explain why Nancy Spero, who started out painting on canvas like a traditional painter, soon focused on creating a specifically female pictorial language. ...

    'Up to now men and the term “man” have been used to symbolize both women and men. I decided to view women and men by representing women, not just to reverse history but to see what it means to view all this through the depiction of women.' (1979)

  • The work of Gego (Gertrud Goldsmith), an artist born in Hamburg who later immigrated to Venezuela, offers an excellent example of the development of abstract art in Latin America. Through a selection of pieces produced between 1958 and 1988, this catalogue shows the different facets of her work. It ...

    Different authors have related Gego's work to improvised building practices as seen in the shantytowns surrounding the city centres of Venezuela, proposed a specific feminist reading and emphasized the ubiquity of cosmic forces. Gego's work is one that defies aesthetic and ideological unidimensionality.

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