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Exhibition: We Are Completely Free. Women Artists and Surrealism

Detail from: Maruja Mallo (1902 - 1995), Kermés, 1928. Oil on canvas, 120 x 166 cm. On loan to Castres-Musée Goya, Musée d'art hispanique, 1999. Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d'art moderne/Centre de creation industrielle © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jacques Faujour © Maruja Mallo, VEGAP, Málaga, 2017

The exhibition brings together more than one hundred works by 18 female surrealist artists who obtained a leading role after rebelling against the social and moral imperatives of their time.

Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Maruja Mallo, Lee Miller, Ángeles Santos, Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, and Germaine Dulac are a few of the artists represented in this exhibition. It presents the work of a group of women artists who were a part of surrealism, an avant-garde movement historically associated with men. The individualism and personality of these creators is reflected in the paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and films on show.

These women fought for their own identities and freedom through art, coming to prominence in the surrealist milieu, and soon distancing themselves from a movement which almost always considered them as muses rather than artists. Sometimes eclipsed or exploited by their male partners, their lives and art challenged the impositions and conventions of society.

General information

Oct 10, 2017 to Jan 28, 2018


Location and contact

Picasso Museum in Malaga

Palacio de Buenavista. Calle San Agustín 8
29015 Málaga
Malaga, Andalusia
Telephone  +34 952127600

Contact details
Telephone  +34 952127600

Practical information


Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM


General: €5,5

Reduced: €3


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