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The exhibition 'Art, dolor i compromís' from the Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection comes to Albaida

  • UV General Foundation
  • June 21st, 2023
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The exhibition’s inauguration was on Tuesday, 20 June at the Palau d’Albaida, and it highlights the work of women artists who are part of the Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection.

After its success in Requena, the exhibition ‘Art, dolor i compromís. Dones en la Col·lecció Martínez Guerricabeitia’ transfers to the valencian town Albaida through the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Society programme of the University of Valencia, and in collaboration with the Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection and the General Foundation of the UV, the Albaida City Council, the Provincial Council of Valencia and Caixa Popular.

The inauguration took place on Tuesday 20 June at the Palau d’Albaida and counted on the presence of Ester Alba, vice-principal of Culture and Society of the University of Valencia, and Alejandro Quilis Moscardó, mayor of Albaida, as well as personalities and authorties of the valencian town and of the academic institution.

‘Art, dolor i compromís. Dones en la Col·lecció Martínez Guerricabeitia’ presents the public the work of women who developed their work in a socio-political context that made their autonomy as creators very difficult, and yet they managed to subvert the situation.

The exhibition, in turn, elaborates on how other women from more recent times have enjoyed greater prestige than the one they had at the time. However, even today the majority of women artists continue to claim their place in an art system that is still markedly androcentric.

Some of the artists represented in ‘Art, dolor i compromís. Dones en la Col·lecció Martínez Guerricabeitia’ are Carmen Grau, Isabel Oliver, Carmen Calvo and Mavi Escamilla, the last two are the winners of the Martínez Guerricabeitia Biennale of 2010.

The exhibition features the works of the following artists: Manuela Ballester, Paolo Baratella, Natividad Bermejo, Martín Caballero, Carmen Calvo, Victoria Cano, María Carbonell, Francisco Carreño, Salomé Cuesta, Bárbaro Miyares, Mavi Escamilla, Ana García Pan, Jacinta Gil Roncalés, Carmen Grau, Rogelio López Cuenca, Estefanía Martín Sáenz, Isabel Oliver, Ana Teresa Ortega, Paloma Pájaro, Josep Renau, Juan Ripollés, Mª Antonia Sánchez Escalona, Sergio Sarri, Giangiacomo Spadari, Rosa Torres and Alicia Vela.