Mónica Cabo | There will be a battle tomorrow | MARCO, Vigo, Galiza


29 April 2016 - 26 June 2016

MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, in collaboration with "Unidade de Igualdade, Universidade de Vigo"

Curator:  Chus Martínez Domínguez

PROBLEMATICS. Artists in the Incomplete Story
Programme of exhibitions curated by Chus Martínez Domínguez

Starting April 29, a new programme of exhibitions is housed in the Annex at MARCO, a space transformed into a project room in 2015. Faithful to the MARCO trademark programming style, this new line highlights MARCO's self-produced projects, both regarding site-specific works and cycles of exhibitions in which a single curator organises a year-long programme of exhibitions. All along 2016, art critic and curator Chus Martínez Domínguez presents the programme 'PROBLEMATICS. Artists in the Incomplete Story'.

Taking as a starting point the problematic realities and circumstances which arise from the interaction between women artists and the art system, the programme here poses different questions regarding artistic theory and practice. Through four site-specific proposals the cycle materializes research, concepts, and poetics surrounding the works of each woman's proposal.

Proposals by creators of different generations and genres ranging from visual arts to architecture or audio visual art — Mónica Cabo (Oviedo, 1978), Pascuala Campos de Michelena/Ana Gallego Palacios (Jaén, 1938/Cáceres, 1975), Xisela Franco (Vigo, 1978) and Elena Blasco (Madrid, 1950) — conform this exhibition programme of intertwined stories about representation, identity, politics and territory from a perspective which is filled with criticism, humour, subversion and memory. These are just a few questions of an extended discourse about the work by women artists, which always seems to be disposed or imposed in an incomplete stage, under construction and re-vindication.

The Annex at MARCO becomes the perfect metaphor of the spaces women artists are so familiar with: working in the margins, in resistance, in the hidden corners of the system. However, this project wants to rephrase the questions and insist on those places, to transform them into stories scripted by the artists themselves, using them as an opportunity to propose new realities by reacting against circumstances which limit, condition, and debilitate. Transversal thoughts in the form of actions; a present in which the question of genre is still taken as problematic.

On the occasion of the opening day, Friday April 29 at 7:30pm, an open meet-and-greet with the audience will be led by the artist Mónica Cabo and the curator Chus Martínez Domínguez.

Programming and calendar:

Mónica Cabo
29 April – 26 June 2016

Pascuala Campos de Michelena/Ana Gallego Palacios
8 July – 11 September 2016

Xisela Franco
23 September – 20 November 2016

Elena Blasco
2 December 2016 – 26 February 2017

MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo
Príncipe 54 | 36202 Vigo, Galiza.

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