Carol Rama, Bricolage, 1967. Tècnica mixta sobre paper, 43,5 x 54,5 cm.
BARCELONA.- The ‘advantages of being a woman artist’, according to the Guerrilla Girls are ‘knowing your career might pick up after you’re eighty. Being reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled “feminine”. Being included in revised versions of art history.’ All these predictions have come true in the case of the Italian artist Carol Rama, to whom the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona dedicates a large exhibition. Ignored for decades by official art history discourses, Rama’s work, spanning eight decades (1936–2006), challenges the dominant narratives and offers a dissident representation of female sexuality. With a selection of two hundred works, this exhibition offers a guide through the artist’s various creative moments, which are indispensable for understanding the later production and work of many relevant twentieth century artists.
Full story courtesy ArtDaily: MACBA brings together 200 works in the largest retrospective of Carol Rama’s work to date.
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