MARÍA MARÍA ACHA-KUTSCHER | INDIGNADAS CUBE | DAVIS MUSEUM
JUNE 10, 2016 TO THE FUTURE
María María Acha-Kutscher, "Indignadas Cube", 2015, digital drawing on printed paper, 5,11 x 5,11 x 5,11 in
The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona
Indignadas (Outraged Women) consists of a visual record of participation of women in public protests around the world, including social movements like 15M (Spain), Occupy Wall Street (NYC), and feminist movements like Femen, Pussy Riot, SlutWalk, and Alfombra Roja (Red Carpet, Peru). I turn photographs from press and witnesses into drawings that I prints onto large format tarps for exhibitions in public spaces.
The aim of the Indignadas series is to make women's efforts more visible and place women at the center of these social struggles. A memory bank that shows future generations that social changes throughout history were made by women and men together.
The drawings show a female body not offered as support for the man's eyes, but as support for the political message. By transforming photographs into drawings, I set them in the supposed "timelessness" of art. This is another way to connect with society, by using the language of art to inmortalize these women's actions, preserve the memory of the protest, and keep the social movements alive.
The images can be used under Creative Commons license.