Instituto Cervantes in Manchester presents the exhibition Ilustrada/s: a look at female creation in contemporary illustration, with the curator Matilde Rodríguez.
Ilustrada/s is an exhibition that focuses on the most representative work created by twelve of the most innovative contemporary female illustrators (BeaLema, HelenaPérezGarcía, Iria do Castelo, Iria Fafián, Lara Lars, Luisa Rivera, Malota, María Hesse, Nuria Figueiredo, Pelo di Cane, Sara Landera and Sonia Pulido), underlining the artistic value of illustration as a means of expression and recognition. Portraits, self-portraits, everyday and dreamlike scenes, address universal themes and symbols that challenge the viewer, depict women independently, openly, and with a gender perspective, and establish a direct connection between what is real and what is represented, revealing the illustrator herself in the illustration. This anthology also showcases different techniques and formats, providing a snapshot of the creative, experimental and dynamic nature of the contemporary illustration landscape, through artists that think outside the formal limits of illustration and use their creations to champion the concept of "the illustrator as an author" in its most inclusive and universal conception.
The exhibition compiles a selection of artworks showcased at the second edition of MiiC, Mostra Internacional de Ilustración Contemporánea, which took place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), between December 2018 and March 2019.
Exhibition open Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00 h and Fridays from 10:00 to 14:30 h.
Entrance through the Library of the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester.
Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN, United Kingdom