DES / MORAL ORDER. Art and sexuality in interwar Europe

IVAM DES / MORAL ORDER. Art and sexuality in interwar Europe. Eugene Jansson In Navy Bathing Hut DES / MORAL ORDER. Art and sexuality in interwar Europe

The sexual and artistic oasis of Europe between the two world wars can be seen at the IVAM until March 21

GAYLES.TV.- DES / MORAL ORDER. Art and sexuality in Interwar Europe  examines through 180 paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, sculptures, films and documentation of more than 50 artists the representations of sexuality in art and in visual culture in the Europe interwar. During this period Europe he lived a small mirage of sexual freedom, very minority and faced with the prevailing morality and the totalitarianisms that were beginning to develop.

The purpose of this exhibition is to investigate the representations of the sexed body, the desires that do not agree with the norms of behavior based on the strict dominant morality. The exhibition is structured in seven sections: The cultures of the body; The Bloomsbury Circle and Other Aesthetics; Trauma and desire; Under this mask, another mask; The abysses of sex; In psychical times and virile totalitarianisms.

IVAM DES / MORAL ORDER. Art and sexuality in interwar Europe. Carol-RAMA-Appassionata

«It explores the changes in sexuality and morality in the European context of the interwar period. At that time, the impact of conservatism on the laws and the permanence of religious norms can be observed. It is also important to take into account the effects of the First World War on the population. The social crisis in which European societies were immersed and the desire to live after a fateful period stimulated the appearance of behaviors of individuals and groups that deviated from the dominant rules" Explain John Vincent Aliaga, curator of the exhibition. "Art was a territory in which there were manifestations of that freedom of customs" he concludes.

Until Winners will be announced in March can be seen in the IVAM works by Otto Dix, George Grosz, Rudolf Schlichter, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Claude Cahun, Tamara de Lempicka, Jeanne Mammen, Hannah Höch, Salvador Dalí o Federico García Lorca.


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