Indomitable Women
Group Show featuring Amy Greenfield

Curator Macu Moran

Run Date: May 19th - May 27th 2010
Opening: Wednesday, May 19th 2010 6pm
Organzied by: Bac-festival Internacional Barcelona
Location: Centre Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison
Direction: Sant Pere Mes Baix, 7 Barcelona, Spain

With the support of CCDFB and the LOOP art Fair a catalogue has been produced for this exhibition.

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{CTS} creative thriftshop is proud to announce Amy Greenfield’s participation in the 5th annual BAC! Festival in Barcelona. Curated by Macu Moran, the show gathers a selection of audiovisual artworks developed within the past seven decades, in an attempt to glimpse the ethereal something that is a backdrop to the artistic praxis of women through audiovisual. Homage to those passionate artists who fearlessly redefine contemporary aesthetic and thought, taking us all towards new futures, conceived for an advanced, dynamic and multi-faceted society.

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. Its power is manifested either by the intensity of its effects or by the stability and continuance of its action.” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

The Indomitable Women selection certainly bespeaks of a passionate process, throughout proposals and reflections developed with the necessary wisdom to allow total freedom of creation under diverse circumstances. Artists with a passion to leave their particular imprints, fearlessly redefining contemporary aesthetics and thought.

They are indomitable because both endogenous and exogenous domination mechanisms have not worked on them. They are indomitable because no one has been able to cast them into a mould designed through a long history developed for and by men; immune to the standard guidelines, the product of mental paradigms that come from unconscious beliefs and implicit cultural values that restrain creativity and repress ideas, towards the obedient acquiescence to the predominant masculine role, established in most societies since the origins of humankind.

Indomitable, once again, because of embracing the audiovisual medium, embodying the temporal dimension as an active player in the universe of perceptions and multiplying the experience with countless visual impacts, which choreograph on the retina an everlasting sensation. Passionate women who know how to give time to time in the artistic practice, who have not been stopped by the recalcitrant resistance of conservative reactionaries afraid of change and specific to each generation. Women with their own voice and criteria, who, by vocation, have let their imagination fly and take us all towards new futures, conceived for an advanced, dynamic and multi-faceted society.
Gathering works developed within the past seven decades, the show is an attempt to glimpse that ethereal something that is a backdrop to women’s artistic praxis, always loyal to the duty of evolution inherent in art, and acquiescent with its revolutionary power. What is will no longer be; what was is no more. Intrinsically bound to change, time does not stop; neither does it repeat itself. Wise are those creators who have an inspiring muse and travel companion in this callida iunctura.

The flux of conscience that emanates from their works, intimate monologues of oscillating thought, images, wishes, emotions, curiosities and reflections, contains surprising conceptual, aesthetic and, of course, technical and technological connections. This show is an effort to discover the characteristics of the point of view of women behind the camera as a pertinent discursive thread that has not been sufficiently analyzed, exhibited or recognized. It invites to reflect upon the perception and vital behavior that designates the various approaches of the female creative nature and, on a deeper level, concerns anchored in the psyche over time, perceptible thanks to the cross-historic cut.

Art distinguished as a flux of currents of thought that promotes the creation of innovative notions, which subtly filter through society. Meanings and signifiers that have created and continue to create their imprints in contemporary art history, confronting times past and generating new ideas and original perspectives. Work elaborated with the virtuosity that only passion can conceive, and that in the de-codification state offers an open reading to the viewers, allowing them to have an intimate relationship to the codes and sub-codes proposed in each work by this splendid group of artists and indomitable women.

  Amy Greenfield,MUSEic Of The BODy, 2009 (1994), film, color, sound, edition of 10, run time 8:03 minutes
Image courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York
about the artist: Amy Greenfield has directed, produced, edited and often performed in more than thirty films, which has garnered her an impressive accumulation of awards from prestigious institutions, such as; Harvard University, Fulbright Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. Her films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York International Film Festival at Lincoln Center as well The Berlin Film Festival and The London Film Festival.

about the festival: BAC-festival Internacional Barcelona is an international for contemporary art that takes place annually in Barcelona, Spain. Photographers, designers, plastic artists, video artists, illustrators, musicians... conferences, workshops, fashion parades, Bakito (Bac kids)... will focus on this theme, defending the kind of art that has everyday consequences and is usefully integrated into life.