Fina Miralles, Emmascarats, 1976
Fina Miralles
Emmascarats

Fina Miralles (*1950 Spain) studied in Barcelona from 1968 to 1972. Today, she lives and works in Cadaqués. Fina Miralles explores the relationships between humans, nature and objects and analyzes the transformation and alienation of natural objects when taken out of context. She works with different media, including painting, perform- ance and video. She rediscovered painting again in the late 1970s.

The series of photographs Emmascarats protests against the silent violence carried out against the female body in a repressive society. The variations on the covering of the face conjugate women’s inability to express, communicate and receive, leading to the disappearance and negation of their own identity, and, eventually, to their invisibility. In the 1980s Fina Miralles devoted herself to painting. In her series Fragments, the immersion of the body in the landscape was still an essential element in that phase, where she took her work a step further, delving into her inner psychological landscape.

Copyright Museus Municipals de Sabadell, Ajuntament de Sabadell

Document media
5 photographs on card board

Issue date
1976

To be seen in
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 7 October 2011 – 15 January 2012

Tags
dis/appearance, in/visibility, sexual violence, violence

Archive Signature
MIR 4/P