Paula Rego and Salette Tavares: Mapping Feminine Creativity in the 70s

Paula Rego and Salette Tavares: Mapping Feminine Creativity in the 70s

Exhibition catalog organized as part of the IHA seed-project «Mapping feminine creativity, 1974-1979», as open access book, coordinated by Leonor de Oliveira. [Abstract. Link]


Source: https://institutodehistoriadaarte.com/paula-rego-e-salette-tavares-cartografias-da-criatividade-feminina-nos-anos-70/

Abstract: In addition to being friends in their private lives, Paula Rego and Salette Tavares were also close colleagues in the art world, as evidenced by the letters that they exchanged and the texts that were written by the latter about Rego’s work. This encounter is framed specifically in the decade of the 1970s, which in the Portuguese context corresponds to a complex period of political transformation that was marked by the Revolution of 25 April 1974, which put an end to almost fifty years of dictatorship. In that period and bearing in mind the visibility and recognition of Paula Rego’s work, and Salette Tavares’s activity as an art critic and as president of the Portuguese Section of the International Association of Art Critics, the focal figures of this exhibition were agents in the cultural and artistic redefinition of the country. Organised as part of the IHA seed-project Mapping feminine creativity, 1974-1979, the exhibition and its catalogue reveal how both artist and art critic created a space of visibility for Portuguese women that today enables their inclusion in the narrative and reflections on the historic moment of transition from dictatorship to democracy.

Keywords: Paula Rego; Revolution in Portugal 1971; Women Artists; Art Exhibitons

Language: Portuguese and English
Place of publication: Cascais and Lisbon, Portugal
Publisher: Fundação D. Luís I – Casa das Histórias Paula Rego; Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa / IN2PAST – Laboratório Associado para a Investigação e Inovação em Património, Artes, Sustentabilidade e Território
Number of pages: 145
ISBN: 978-989-35191
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34619/beyd-fgxt
Year: 2023
Edition: 1st

How to cite:
Oliveira, Leonor de (coord.), Paula Rego and Salette Tavares: Mapping Feminine Creativity in the 70s. Cascais; Lisboa: Fundação D. Luís I – Casa das Histórias Paula Rego; Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa / IN2PAST, 2023. https://doi.org/10.34619/beyd-fgxt