• Núria Marquès, Tehran Spleen. Poetry in prose, 2018 (detail of the work of art). Installation. Set of thirty prints on paper. Dimensions variable. Edition: 1/3. Courtesy of the artist © of the work of art, Núria Marquès, 2020

History of an Abyss: Represented?

One-day conference linked to the exhibition #NuriaMarquesEsBaluard

• Day: March 18, 2021
• Schedule: 6 pm – 8.30 pm
• Location: Aljub
• Free activity with prior registration

Es Baluard Museu organizes a meeting around the exhibition “Spleen of Tehran. Poetry in prose” by Núria Marquès, a double program that includes a video conference with Nazanin Armanian and a conversation between the writer Patricia Almarcegui, the artist Núria Marquès and Nazanin Armanian as a moderator.

In this one-day conference we will reflect on the ethnocentric view and the prejudices it generates, analyzing them together, to see how artistic projects can contribute to dismantling prejudices and approach a deeper knowledge. We will take as reference “Spleen of Tehran. Poetry in Prose”, the work developed during a month by Núria Marquès in Tehran (Iran) that can be seen at the Es Baluard Museu.

In the conference, Nazanin Armanian will analyze the transition from a semi-secular dictatorship to a misogynistic national Islamism with courts of inquisition and pedagogy of terror included, to warn us: social conquests are reversible.

This event takes place in the Aljub and it can also be followed online through the Zoom platform. We’ll post the link and login credentials soon.


Video conference
Iran: this is how the achievements of a century of feminist struggle were crushed
With Nazanin Armanian
Schedule: 6 pm – 7 pm

With Núria Marquès, Patricia Almarcegui and Nazanin Armanian
Schedule: 7 pm – 8.30 pm

  • Zoom: click here
  • Access code: 002660

Nazanin Armanian

Political scientist and writer. She has a degree in Political Science from the National University of Distance Education (UNED), where she was a professor of Political Science between 2009 and 2013. From 2007 to 2012 she was also a professor of Islamic issues in complementary courses at the University of Barcelona. In 2015 he taught the subject of International Relations at the UNED. She is also a sworn translator of Persian/Farsi into Spanish.

Her area of ​​research is the Islamic world, political Islam, the geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa, and women’s rights. In her articles, books and lectures she demystifies the situation of women in the Arab-Muslim world and denounces the rise of fundamentalism in all religions. She collaborates in various media and writes a weekly column entitled “Punto y seguido” in the newspaper Público.

She has published a dozen books including Robaiyat de Omar Jayyam (DVD ediciones, 2004), Kurdistán, el país inexistente (Flor del viento, 2005), Irak, Afganistán y Irán: 40 respuestas al conflicto de Oriente Próximo (Lengua de Trapo, 2007) and El Islam sin velo (Bronce, 2009).

Patricia Almarcegui

Writer and teacher of Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on Literary Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. She has been a visiting professor at The American University of Cairo and the Sorbonne, Paris IV. She has conducted research stays at the Institute of Comparative Literature and Sociology at Columbia University, New York.

Some of his books are Ali Bey y los viajeros europeos a Oriente, El sentido del viaje (2nd prize Fray Luis de León), the novel El pintor y la viajera (translation into French and Persian), Una viajera por Asia Central, Conocer Irán and her novel,La memoria del cuerpo. She is a contributor to eldiario.es, the cultural supplement of ABC newspaper, La Vanguardia and El País. He has just published Los mitos del viaje, a reflection on the journey of more than ten years. As a result of her residency in Shiraz, she is also the author of the poetry and contemporary art project: El murmullo de la tumba de Hafez (presented at the poet’s tomb in Shiraz, Matadero and Casa Árabe).

Núria Marquès

Visual artist. She has exhibited her work in individual and collective exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, in Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art in Palma, Museum of Menorca, CAAM de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, CAC de Málaga, Galeria Maior, Palma, MAC Santiago de Chile. He has also participated in fairs and biennials such as Art Brussels, Biennial Turku, Pulse Miami, ArtCologne, ARCO and Bienal Sur.

She has also been a resident artist in El Basilisco (Buenos Aires), Hangar.org (Barcelona), Centre d’Art i Natura (Lleida) and Kooshk (Tehran). His work is part of public and private collections, including the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art in Palma, CAC Málaga, La Caixa Collection, Sa Nostra Foundation, Coca Cola Foundation and Banco del Espirito Santo.

18th March 2021 → 18th March 2021