• FEB 22 to APR 21
    Solo Exhibition
    «El cuadro» de La Calleja

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    FEB 22 to APR 21, 2013

    Event Location

    Fundació Joan Miró

    Parc de Montjuïc, s/n 08038 Barcelona
    Barcelona
    Spain

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    Artists

    Information

    «El cuadro» de La Calleja [La Calleja’s «Fenced Square»] focuses on the ideological construction of the spiritual and the divine, specially, that evidenced during the second half of the 20th century at the sightings of the Virgin Mary in San Sebastian de Garabandal, Cantabria. Julia Montilla analyzes the visual and written recordings that were generated around those apparitions, establishing, that way, a research that cuts across questions of gender, tradition and popular imagery.

    The «El cuadro» [The Fenced Square] in La Calleja refers to the narrow alley where a group of girls supposedly watched in ecstasy a number of divine sightings. As a point of departure, by taking that theatrical setting to Espai 13, the artist presents her inquiries into the exploitation of faith, constructing an exhibit reminiscent of certain practices of historiography.

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