"De madonna a Madonna" a New Exhibition @ DA2 Salamanca

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013
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De madonna a Madonna, a new exhibition at Domus Artium 2002 in Spain features (De)constructions of the feminine in contemporary society and investigates the position of women in today’s society by juxtaposing the work of 50 contemporary artists with the work of ‘classical’ artists, so reflecting the (r)evolution of women in society throughout history.

The artists included in this section include an anonymous medieval wood carving from the 15th century to the hagiographic Catherine of Alexandria by Antonio Alonso Villamor (17th Century) to the contemporary ‘virgins’ and ‘martyrs’ by Elena Kovylina, Shirin Neshat, Charlie White, Simon Periton, Xan Medina, Nezaket Ekici, John Brophy, Carlos Aires, Djamel Tatah, Cristina Lucas, and Nicola Verlato; they all reveal in their work the shift from the biblical and idyllic image towards a more earthly woman that combats and questions in an active manner that which Carla Ricci defined as ‘the exegesis of silence’ imposed by the holy writings.

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