Solidarity Exhibition "And me with my hair like this! - María Muñoz
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Solidarity Exhibition “And me with my hair like this!

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Solidarity Exhibition “And me with my hair like this!

This coming September 8th we will be inaugurating in María Muñoz’s store-workshop (Jesús Pobre, Alicante) the exhibition “And me with my hair like this!”. The artist´s new work series consists of women portraits drawings on tea bags sewn on a basketry base to which has been added silk threads representing different hair-do’s.

Half of the funds raised in this exhibition will be donated to INCLIVA, an organization dedicated to the Breast Cancer Biology Research Group led by Dr. Anna Lluch, who will also attend the opening.

 

Dr. Lluch is a professor of Medicine at the University of Valencia and head of the Haematology and Oncology Service of the University Clinical Hospital of Valencia. She also belongs to the Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group (GEICAM), participating in the development of numerous clinical trials at a national and international level.

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Dr. Anna Lluch

 

She is also an evaluator of the Editorial Committee of prestigious journals and a member of the European Society for Medical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, as well as being the coordinator of the Breast Cancer Biology Research Group of the INCLIVA Health Research Institute, to which half of the funds raised in this event will be donated.

The exhibition “And me with my hair like this!” by María Muñoz is formed by a series of pieces with the same theme and format consisting of drawings on a circular base of old basketry called maurans in the Marina Alta of Alicante, the artist´s residence. Basket weaving has always been a traditional activity in the area. The maurans were originally used, among other uses, as wind-makers for the fire of the chimney.

 

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Detail of an antique “mauran”

 

María has chosen this support for the preparation of the works for the exhibition as a tribute to this land and its people. On the basis of basketry are sewn various portraits of women made on paper bags infusion to which have been added coloured silk threads as a hair-do.

The exhibition aims to be an acknowledgment of all those people who rebel, fight against adversity and choose light and colour as a symbol of hope, as well as for the professionals from the Spanish National Public Health System who, with their knowledge and attitude, help quietly behind the scenes.

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“And me with my hair like this!” by María Muñoz

 

  • Inauguration: Saturday, September 8th 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in María Muñoz’s workshop. 2 Pinaret Street. Jesús Pobre (Alicante)
  • Exposed Works: “And me with my hair like this!”  (Unique pieces)
  • Dimensions: 43 x 43 cm.
  • Materials: Basketry (antique maurans), tea bags, paint, and silk thread.

 

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