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Controversy over a feminist exhibition: pieces of an art exhibition were destroyed by 8M


The presentation '#8M Visual Manifestos' was exhibited at the National University of Cuyo, in Mendoza. It had generated a confrontation with the Church.

A group of people entered the National University of Cuyo, in Mendoza, this afternoon and destroyed the feminist art exhibition that had generated a confrontation with the Church.

It is about the exhibition "#8M Visual Manifestos" that showed different pieces that expose

the crucifixion of Jesus represented with the body of a naked woman

and a vulva that pretends to be an image of the Virgin Mary, reported the Mendoza newspaper Los Andes.

The images generated controversy in the religious community, which over the weekend came out to denounce that "they exercise

symbolic violence

on Christian religious signs."

On Sunday the Archdiocese of Mendoza had launched a harsh criticism against the art exhibition, organized and exhibited at the National University of Cuyo, due to a series of works that "seriously hurt

our religious convictions"

, as expressed by "numerous people of the university community and faithful in general".

Protesters prayed and smashed the artwork.

Photo Ignacio Blanco / Los Andes

The controversy began with the exhibition of teachers, students and graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Design of the UNCuyo, within the framework of Women's Month, which seeks to contribute to the establishment of a reflective look from art on patriarchal society


among other objectives, according to its organizers.

This Monday afternoon a group of people who had gathered to protest against "#8M Visual Manifestos" entered the university building and

went in to destroy the ceramic pieces.

According to witnesses, "several people, mostly men, entered the annex of the rectory breaking everything in front of them, painting the walls and pieces."

The exhibition was inaugurated on March 7 with the participation of 36 students, teachers and graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Design.


it was aimed to show works with "a critical look

and claim the conquests of rights", twelve page of the house of higher studies.

Vandals used spray to censor artwork.

Photo Ignacio Blanco / Los Andes

"But the sample provoked our sadness and indignation, since it contains elements that, from the cartoonish, exert a violation on Christian religious signs," says the statement from the Archdiocese of Mendoza.

"We think -he continues- that the University has to be an open and plural space where, as in a true cultural laboratory according to Pope Francis, the grammar of dialogue is exercised that generates a true culture of encounter".

Cristina Pérez, one of the authors of a work, pointed out: "The interpretations of a work can be infinite, that is what art consists of. Each interpretation responds to an internal world and the judgments have to do with those personal experiences," she defended herself. the artist who made the piece "The wake of the cross", which was highly criticized.

Religious praying at the University before the damage.

Photo Ignacio Blanco / Los Andes

After the destruction, Sergio Rosas, secretary of the University Extension of Visual Arts of the University of Cuyo, stated: "

Everything is filmed, each one of the people

who intervened in this vandalism are recorded."


Source: clarin

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