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Knotting the Space. Aurèlia Muñoz Donation

  • Art
'Ens social', d'Aurèlia Muñoz (1976)
Foto: MNAC. Hereus d'Aurèlia Muñoz

Time Out says

Aurèlia Muñoz (Barcelona, 1926-2011) was an artist who worked extensively with textiles and also in the fields of drawing and sculpture. Her family has donated seven textile works and a collection of drawings to the MNAC so visitors can appreciate the quality of her work in the formative years of the language of contemporary textile art. Throughout her long career, Aurèlia Muñoz was favourably reviewed by critics. She was especially celebrated in the fields of tapestry and textile art, which witnessed a boom in the 1960s and 1970s. Using a technique derived from macramé, Muñoz took textile art to a sculptural conception that affects the space and offers a sensory experience.

This exhibition includes works from the early 1960s in which Muñoz practised line-based painting on rustic sackcloth. You'll see patchwork, tapestry, collages on fabric and paper, works with her characteristic knotted fabrics, and a large-format sculpture suspended in mid-air that projects itself into the space. The group is completed with a collection of drawings, including sketches and plans that help viewers to understand the larger pieces, together with works that reveal her talent as a draughtswoman.


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