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Art, pain and compromise. Women in the Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection

According to its curators, Rafael Gil and Mariángeles Pérez, this exhibition aims to “highlight the work of female artists in the Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection of the Universitat de València. Many of these women pursued their work in a socio-political climate that immensely complicated their autonomy as creators. However, they succeeded in subverting the parameters of the power that subjugated them. Others, from more recent years, enjoyed great prestige in their time, but today the majority of female artists are still forced to fight for their place in an artistic world that remains predominantly androcentric.”

Some of the artists represented in this exhibition, among others, are Carmen Grau, Isabel Oliver and Carmen Calvo--winner of the 1st Martínez Guerricabeitia Biennial 1990.

On the other hand, according to the curators, “this representation of the harsh reality and often hostile environment in which they expressed their creativity, especially during the Franco regime, is a representation of women that appears in many works in the collection by other artists”, such as Rogelio López Cuenca. “These images,” they argue, “show the stereotypes present in contemporary patriarchal art and were the foundation on which the artists who, despite adversity, managed to express their commitment and struggle through art, built their careers.”

The exhibition is organised by the Universitat de València through the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Society and the Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection of the UV General Foundation, and the Town Council of Algemesí, with the collaboration of the Valencian Provinial Council and Caixa Popular.

  • From 24 november 2023 to 24 january 2024. Tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday at 11:00 to 14:00.
  • From 24 november 2023 to 24 january 2024. Thursday, friday and saturday at 19:00 to 21:00.
  • From 24 november 2023 to 24 january 2024. Sunday at 11:00 to 14:00.

Municipal Exhibition Hall Casino Liberal. Algemesí

Organized by

Universitat de València

Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Society

The Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection

UV General Foundation

Town Council of Algemesí.



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