ESCRIBIR TODOS SUS NOMBRES (To write down all their names)

An exhibition coproduced by PalaisPopulaire and Helga de Alvear Museum. Artworks created by artists from Helga de Alvear Collection compose this exhibition that documents an exciting but little-known chapter of contemporary art.

Summer 2023

Escribir todos sus nombres

Compiled by curator Lola Hinojosa, Head of Performing Arts and Intermedia Collection at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the exhibition from the collection of the Museo Helga de Alvear documents an exciting but little-known chapter of contemporary Spanish art. It brings together women artists who, influenced by Constructivist traditions, Minimal Art, as well as conceptual and performance art, developed a formal language that was as reduced as it was associative. Many of the older artists, including Elena Asins or Aurèlia Muñoz, were closely associated with experimental groups that emerged in Spain during the last decades of the Franco dictatorship. The title ESCRIBIR TODOS SUS NOMBRES (To write down all their names) is taken from a 2001 work by artist Dora García. The show refers not only to the urgently needed visibility of women artists, but also to the very specific connection to poetry, linguistics, music, and architecture that links the different generations featured in this exhibition.

The travelling exhibition is on display at PalaisPopulaire until the end of February and it will travel to Cáceres on summer 2023.

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