«The other half of urban art: Women and art in the public space»
«I feel there is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore».
― Georgia O’Keeffe
“The other half of urban art” is an exhibition promoted by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union and coordinated by Rebobinart that talks about urban art from the perspective of women and can be visited between 5 July and November 2023 in the Espai Catalunya Europa located in the same Delegation in Brussels.
In this exhibition context, the relationship between femininity/gender/women and art is explored, marked by a lack of gender equality that accumulates devastating data that speak for themselves.
Thus, this exhibition aims to be a space for protest while at the same time recognising the talent and presence of women as creators and thinkers in the public space.
During this exhibition circuit, we delve into the past and present of the history of women in the arts and, more specifically, the visual arts and urban art, as well as talking about artistic actions that aim to act as a counterpoint and propulsion for change of this alarming reality. Finally, nine artists share their own universes with visitors through their conceptions and experiences within the sector, photographies and original works. Minuskula, Marina Capdevila, Irene López León, Amaia Arrazola, Mina Hamada, Kitsune Jolene, Céleste Gangolphe, Florianne Mandin and Amandine Lesay are the artists involved in this cultural exchange between Belgium and Catalonia.
The Espai Catalunya Europa is available to agents, actors, entities and companies representing Catalan civil society in the context of participation in European initiatives and for the promotion of Catalan culture and the presentation of projects of European interest.
In this line of work, the Delegation contacts Rebobinart to jointly programme an urban art exhibition that highlights Rebobinart’s original project ‘WOMART‘, as it is perfectly aligned with one of its objectives: to project the cultural and social reality of Catalonia in the EU capital, among others. In addition, the event promotes and creates a cultural exchange between the career and artistic works of artists based in Catalonia and Belgium.