The habitable depths: The intimate, alchemical and political spaces of Amèlia Riera
Visionary Women Art [V¬W]
Friday, 4 November 2022, 7 pm
Auditori Lab. Free entry
The start of a three-way conversation about the intimate, alchemical and political spaces of the artist Amèlia Riera. With Pilar Bonet Julve, Mery Cuesta and María José González Madrid from the Visionary Women Art [V¬W] research group.
Pilar Bonet Julve, professor of contemporary art at the University of Barcelona. An art critic and curator, she investigates relationships and complicities between art productions and the world of design and craft and popular traditions, with a special focus on the gender perspective. Her research on the medium and artist Josefa Tolrà (1880-1959) is a work of political and spiritual context that values the creativity of women and allows us to create new, more emancipatory narratives. She is chair of the Josefa Tolrà Association and coordinator of Visionary Women Art, an independent and nomadic research group.
Mery Cuesta, cultural critic, exhibition curator and professor. As a critic, she developed her career at La Vanguardia, El Mundo, Radio Nacional and Radio 3. She has curated around thirty exhibitions, including Gangs of the 80s (CCCB), L’art irreductible: Miratges de l’Art Brut (La Model Espai Memorial), the Catalan Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale and Absurd Humor (CA2M). She is the director of ELISAVA's master’s degree in Illustration and Comics and a professor of Contemporary Art at the Faculty of Audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University. She is a member of the Visionary Women Art research group.
María José González Madrid, professor of History of Contemporary Art at the University of Barcelona and a researcher at ADHUC - Research Centre for Theory, Gender, Sexuality and at Visionary Women Art. She does research mainly on the creative trajectories of artists in the contexts of the avant-gardes, the Second Republic, the war and exile in Mexico, and on the productions of artists in relation to heterodox spiritualities and the fascination for what is hidden.
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