The Ethnological and World Cultures Museum presents the exhibition Women. Fragmented images, which can be visited at the Montcada Street headquarters from September 16 to March 12. The exhibition includes a hundred photographs of women from various continents from the photographic archives of the museum and the Folch Foundation. They were made between the decades of 1950 and 1980 during the expeditions that constitute the origin of the museum. Women. Fragmented images dives into this background from the contemporaneity, in a double anthropological and visual look that is complemented with a small selection of pieces from the collections kept in the museum, linked to photographs and women.
The exhibition is structured in an introductory space and two distinct areas. The introduction space presents the project, and unfolds a small visual and textual reflection on the trips, the field notebooks and the maps. In the first area, a selection of photographs is displayed that are distributed along the walls grouped in small stories, such as portraits, maternity, jewelry, water, everyday life, or colonialism. This space invites the observer to reflect on his own gaze, to question his position.
The second area is dedicated to the intervention The memory of the spiders, by the artist Mercis Rossetti, conceptualized expressly for this project. Rossetti starts from a second selection of photographs (some matching) which, cropped, zoom in on details, on fractions, in compositions that make up new photographs.
Women. Fragmented images has been curated by Ainize González (selection of pieces and texts) and Mercis Rossetti (artistic intervention).