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Exhibitions

'Mari Chordà...and many other things' at the MACBA

Image, language and social action are the basis of Mari Chordà's work and an inseparable part of her life: the artist, the writer and poet and the activist form an unbreakable bond, the foundation of a attitude and convictions that form the backbone of his work and his biography

Mari Chordà, ”Líquids”, 1966
'Mari Chordà...and many other things' at the MACBA
bonart barcelona - 03/07/24

The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) discovers in the exhibition Mari Chordà...and many other things the work of a multifaceted artist, who throughout her life has cultivated painting, sculpture, poetry, comics and feminist activism.

Mari Chordà (Amposta, 1942) was a pioneer of her generation when it came to talking about free female sexuality, pleasure, motherhood and lesbian relationships through painting and poetry. Mari Chordà... and many other things brings together more than a hundred works covering the artist's entire career, from the sixties to the present day.

The exhibition, which can be visited from July 5 to January 12, 2025, shows some unpublished pieces, the installation Uter/Egg (2017/2024), the mural Dissoldre's 2 (1967/2024) - which is incorporated into the MACBA– Collection, and interactive mobile sculpture recreations have been produced for the occasion. In addition, the exhibition includes a selection of Chordà's paintings, sculptures, graphic work and literary production, as well as documentation on her feminist activism, offering a great approach to her work and social involvement to this day .

The exhibition takes the title of her first book of poems, which was presented at the Catalan Women's Conference in 1976, and which was followed by Quadern del cos i l'aigua, Locomotora infidel del pasat, Umbilicals and the most recent, Not like a sound.

In parallel to her pictorial and poetic activity, Chordà actively participated in the feminist movement, organizing, in collaboration with other women, the promotion of choral projects and initiatives that were key to the emancipation of women, such as Lo Llar, in Amposta, or laSal Bar-feminist library, in Barcelona, from which later emerged laSal, editions de las donnes, the first feminist publishing house in the State.

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