Symposium on "ALMA: Mediums and Visionaries"

Creativity in Visionary Woman Research Group (V&W)

  • Date: 15th February, 2019
  • Schedule: 11:00-19.30h (aprox.)
  • Spaces: Auditori, 0 floor and Aljub
  • Free activity with prior registration:
  • Attendance will be certified

To accompany the opening of the exhibition “ALMA: Mediums and Visionaries” the Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma and the Asociación Josefa Tolrà in Barcelona are setting up an independent study group to extend the analysis and study of the creative output of visionary women and female healers.

The direction of the project stems from the actual documents contained in the exhibition and aims to expand on the chronological timescale of the artists as well as gender-perspective methodologies.  Studies of a form of feminine creativity relating to social and spiritual movements, visionary talent and the desire to heal via artworks sited outside the norm and linked to the mystic urge.

The study group aims to articulate fresh historiography and readings related to creation in the fields of textile art, drawing, painting and literature, which look beyond traditional categories and aesthetic hierarchies.



11.00 a.m. Presentation of symposium and opening remarks by Nekane Aramburu, director of Es Baluard

Lecture by Martine Lussardy, director of Halles Saint Pierre (Paris). Art brut, création et artistes médiumniques (presentation in French with consecutive translation)

12.30 p.m. Coffee break

1.00 p.m. Introduction to the study group Creativity in Visionary Woman Research Group (V&W). Dr Pilar Bonet

Lecture by Albert Salvador and Victoria de Lorenzo, researchers into textile art (Auditorium). En conversación: Bordando la revuelta interior. Las creaciones textiles de las artistas de Alma.

2.00 p.m. Lunch break

4.30 p.m. Lecture by Dr Pilar Bonet, researcher and curator of ALMA. Mediums and Visionaries (Auditorium)

5.30 p.m. Dramatized reading by Núria de Calella of texts by the artists, “Fuerza Fluídica: Josefa, Julieta, Aloïse y Hélène” (Aljub)

6.30 p.m. Visit of the exhibition led by the collector Karin Dammann in conversation with the curator Pilar Bonet (presentation in French with consecutive translation)

15th February 2019 → 15th February 2019