PERFORMANCE ANTI_DOG, BY ALICIA FRAMIS, IN MALLORCA THANKS TO ES BALUARD AND EL CORTE INGLÉS
The artist Alicia Framis (Barcelona, 1967) will perform for the first time in Mallorca the performance Anti_dog next September 20 "Nit de l'Art" thanks to a collaboration of Es Baluard and El Corte Inglés. The performance, entitled Anti_dog (Palma de Mallorca, 2012), will be displayed in front of the main entrance of one of the El Corte Inglés centers in Palma de Mallorca, the one at Avenida Jaume III, and will be two sessions: at 7.30 and 9 pm. Both of them will be free entrance. On this occasion, Anti_dog, which is a series critic to the discrimination against women, will focus on domestic violence. This action will be complemented by a Alicia Framis video-installation at one of this commercial center from September 17 to 23. Es Baluard's exhibition "Realities/Fictions. Works from Es Baluard's collection" displays now a photo triptych portraying the Anti_dog performed in Amsterdam (image), Berlin and Madrid.
That of the "Nit de l'Art" is the first artistic collaboration of Es Baluard and El Corte Inglés after the sign of the agreement last March.
Anti_dog (Palma de Mallorca, 2012)
Violence against women emerges as the principle of the “Anti_Dog” series by the Spanish artist Alicia Framis (Barcelona, 1967), who exhibits, through her performances, groups of anonymous women protected with dresses made of materials that are bulletproof, fireproof and resistant to the aggressions they are subjected to. Framis continued to work on this staging with a series of performances in 2002 and 2003 given in different European cities and designed not only to denounce violence, but also to deal with the ambiguity of the protection and security mechanisms for citizens used today.
The first Anti_Dog action was in 2002 in the Palais of Tokyo (Paris). It's been performed also, among others, in the Ajax stadium (Amsterdam, October 13, 2002) and the el Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, February 13, 2003), within the framework of a march against domestic violence.