erotic stories

21 September - 15 November

Mirat Projects presents Erotic Stories a study of erotic works through time. This is the first exhibition dedicated to erotic art in Spain and one of the few that have been showcased around the world. Different periods and meanings introducing the viewer into a glimpse of one of the most repeated art motifs (nudity and eroticism), and although it has been a constant subject-matter in all arts it has never been brought to light until recently.

Erotic art us much more than risqué works, it is an observation of the world that surrounds us, is about sexuality, what is forbidden and the instinctive. Erotic art is intersectional/transversal it can be political, sacred, ironic, or have other meanings. However, not all erotic art is the same, it can be explicit, or implied, and it also cab be revealing or very prudent.

The representation of sex and eroticism has varied greatly throughout art history; since the creation of the Paleolithic Venus to Jeff Koons and his Banality series, erotic art has forced the viewer to face with an unfiltered perspective of sex and the scandalous. Mirat Projects showcases works by established artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andre Derain, David Salle, Bert Stern or Robert Mapplethorpe, who invite the viewer to reflect along emerging artists such as Miranda Makaroff, Carla Cascales or Mei Morettini, and artistic creations from other cultures/periods such as "shunga" illustrations or African sculptures from the 19th century carved in wood.

Erotic Stories guides the viewer, through the different works that compose it, towards a unitary vision of art, sex and artists that use this theme, arguing that it is impossible to dedicate a linear reading to them in time, but that it should be considered in what specific way the relationship between the spectator and the erotic art has evolved.

 
 Antonio Guijarro  Untitled  1978 - 1979  Óleo sobre cartón  26 x 26 cm

Antonio Guijarro

Untitled

1978 - 1979

Óleo sobre cartón

26 x 26 cm

   Bern Stern      Kate Moss     Digital print mounted on aluminum     63 x 53 cm

Bern Stern

Kate Moss

Digital print mounted on aluminum

63 x 53 cm

 Carla Cascales  Mocca Nude  2017  Watercolor on paper  75,5 x 57,5 cm

Carla Cascales

Mocca Nude

2017

Watercolor on paper

75,5 x 57,5 cm

 David Salle  Untitled  1989  Watercolor on paper  45,5 x 60,5 cm

David Salle

Untitled

1989

Watercolor on paper

45,5 x 60,5 cm

 Costa de Marfil  Baule, the end of XIX century  Carved wood and beads  55 x 58 x 18 cm

Costa de Marfil

Baule, the end of XIX century

Carved wood and beads

55 x 58 x 18 cm

 Marck  TrafficB18  2015  LCD panel, oil on canvas, plexiglass  36,5 x 68,5 cm

Marck

TrafficB18

2015

LCD panel, oil on canvas, plexiglass

36,5 x 68,5 cm

 Miranda Makaroff  Untitled  2017  Watercolor   49,5 x 69,5 cm

Miranda Makaroff

Untitled

2017

Watercolor 

49,5 x 69,5 cm

 Pablo Picasso  Les deux modeles nudes  1954  Litograph  65 x 50 cm

Pablo Picasso

Les deux modeles nudes

1954

Litograph

65 x 50 cm

 Robert Mapplethorpe  Dennis Speight   1980  Gelatin silver on cardboard  38,5 x 39 cm

Robert Mapplethorpe

Dennis Speight 

1980

Gelatin silver on cardboard

38,5 x 39 cm

 Utagawa Kuniyosh  Keisai Eisen (Historias de alcoba)  1822-1832  Xilograph  15,50 x 21 cm

Utagawa Kuniyosh

Keisai Eisen (Historias de alcoba)

1822-1832

Xilograph

15,50 x 21 cm

 Henri Touluse Lautrec  Untitled  Watercolor on paper  40 x 60,5 cm

Henri Touluse Lautrec

Untitled

Watercolor on paper

40 x 60,5 cm

   André Derain      Nu Debut      Circa 1907      Lead mine on paper      25 x 20 cm

André Derain

Nu Debut

Circa 1907

Lead mine on paper

25 x 20 cm

   Bern Stern    Marylin with Apricot Roses  1962  61,5 x 41,5 cm

Bern Stern

Marylin with Apricot Roses

1962

61,5 x 41,5 cm

 Circa  1920  Le voyeur  1920  Ink on paper  28,75 x 20, 25 cm

Circa

1920

Le voyeur

1920

Ink on paper

28,75 x 20, 25 cm

 Jose Manuel Capuletti  Untitled  Watercolor on paper  65,5 x 47,5 cm

Jose Manuel Capuletti

Untitled

Watercolor on paper

65,5 x 47,5 cm

 Costa de Marfil  Senufo, the end of XIX century  Carved wood  55 x 18 cm

Costa de Marfil

Senufo, the end of XIX century

Carved wood

55 x 18 cm

 Mei Morettini  Dildo / Barbie Dolls  2015  Dildo and barbie dolls  36,6 x 35 x 35 cm

Mei Morettini

Dildo / Barbie Dolls

2015

Dildo and barbie dolls

36,6 x 35 x 35 cm

 Miranda Makaroff  Utitled  2017  Marker and ink on paper  49,5 x 64,5 cm

Miranda Makaroff

Utitled

2017

Marker and ink on paper

49,5 x 64,5 cm

 Pablo Picasso  Untitled  1970  Oil on cardboard  26 x26 cm

Pablo Picasso

Untitled

1970

Oil on cardboard

26 x26 cm

 Chokyosai Eiri  Women using a Dildo  1801  Xilograph  24 x  33 cm

Chokyosai Eiri

Women using a Dildo

1801

Xilograph

24 x  33 cm

 Katsushika Hokusai  Adonis Flower  c. 1822-1823  Xilograph  25 x  34,25 cm

Katsushika Hokusai

Adonis Flower

c. 1822-1823

Xilograph

25 x  34,25 cm