We are opening the exhibition “Gender,
Idols and Magic” with Chamber Music, a Duet with Iván
Macías, Piano (Moguer-Huelva, 1982) and José Dolores
Pérez, Clarinet (Bonares, Huelva 1974). The idea
is to transmit the permeability and confluences manifest in the human
as well as, the diversity and tolerance necessary in our contemporary
Martín Montaño (b: Alcalá de Guadaíra,
Sevilla, 1980). “ Housewife´s Tasks” used
to appear on the female identity card, as the profession for married
women. Among the various tasks,
assigned to the female sex, was sewing, an apparently simple domestic
task. Here, this is used to narrate and publicise everything that
the rigid patriarchal society wanted them to be quiet about. A
language to tell stories; a tool to achieve the power over destiny,
sometimes tacked by somebody else´s hands.
In this exhibition,
Gloria Martín, takes a look at tradition, her family tradition
to express concepts related to a new interpretation of gender roles.
An ancestral way to reflect on changing reality, a new reality
for many women, a reality full of contradictions and filled with
glances looking back to the past , but also... looking towards
"As the woman that I am, sometimes I take
it into my head,
to contemplate the ones that I could have been instead.
Lovely women, paragons of virtue, house-proud and good,
wives like my mother would wish me to be if I could”
(Fragment from the poem of Gioconda Belli, “I
do not regret anything”)
Own Idol" Rodrigo
Martín Freire (b: Sevilla, 1975).
Here, Freire invites us to reflect on the phenomenon of idols.
A direct and emotive language, contrary to the intimate one of
Gloria Martín. He forces us to think about how the masses
are managed by those who manipulate the idols. He encourages us
to hold the reins of our lives and not become inbeciles (in latin “in
baculus” means the one who needs a walking-stick). We should
not fall into the big evil of society, inbecility, needing idols
to mark the course of our lives. On the contrary, we should create
our own idols and live our lives as we want to and not how other
people tell us we should.
“The Vertigo of Preception" Manolón
el Mago (b: Manuel Vidal Sierra, Sevilla, 1972),”. Magic
is integrated with the world of art. Magic, in another manifestation,
is capable of flattering us, making us more human. Of course, magic
as a recreational element, will give us enjoyment and make us laugh
with and at ourselves. Magic will prove that things are not as
they seem to be. Reality is observable from different points of
view. In a certain way, all the artistic manifestations that we
will see at this opening are, without doubt, MAGIC!!.
Written by Carolina Conde
Translated by Carmen Alemán
Trigueros, Huelva, 22 de abril de 2004