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Traginadores | Isabel Banal | Chiquita Room

For four days the installation “Traginadores” can be visited in the gallery. In this series, Isabel Banal i Xifré places herself inside different containers used in the rural world, some of them made with traditional materials such as wicker or cane and used to transport food, household goods, crops, stones…. The artist makes the gesture of carrying herself, an absurd and impossible image, which focuses attention on the person inside, who is unknown and suggests female legs.

From the usual agricultural implements and the position of her body inside, Isabel evokes the anonymous work of peasant women made invisible throughout history. As the saying goes, the land belongs to those who work it, but half of the population that has also worked it has not been represented in the statistics that show the people dedicated to the primary sector. Thus, it makes clear and commemorates her rural origins and rooted to the land, claiming the landscape of fields, forests and farmhouses where he grew up and how this landscape favors and is closely linked to a sense of identity and belonging to a place.

This piece has been selected in the 2021 acquisition campaign to be incorporated into the National Collection of Contemporary Art of the Generalitat de Catalunya to be deposited in the Abelló Museum in Mollet del Vallès.


24 Nov - 27 Nov 2021
24 Nov 2021 27 Nov 2021 11am to 1:30pm - 4pm to 8pm


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Isabel Banal i Xifré

Isabel Banal i Xifré is a visual artist and teacher at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. Her rural origins and her bond with nature permeate all her work.

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