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Dibujos de Josefa Tolrà en la exposición ‘El arte irreductible’, en el recinto carcelario de La Model de Barcelona.



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They do not claim originality: Josefa Tolrà, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Nina Karasek, Magde Gill, Jeanne Tripier…

Their art does not come from art, that is the basic premise. Their concerns are not artistic or commercial. The materials are poor, fragile… They use the wrapper of chocolate or threads of old fabrics, they draw on all kinds of papers. They do not claim originality or Épater les bourgeois. They do not experiment with the image, but they reveal the Image and share it as a spiritual and life mission. The embroideries, the drawings or the texts that they make are intuitive and come from inner visions, from the transcription of hearing or visual messages that are sent to them by “beings of light” (souls). They are not avant-garde in a historiographical sense, they are needed creations that they cultivate in other more humble and biological gardens. Some have received artistic training, such as Hilma af Klint or Nina Karasek, but they use this knowledge to work from the dictates and visions, more concerned with extrasensory communication and symbolic messages than formalisms. They deal with abstraction and figuration without pretending to be pioneers of anything, only modest mediators as they define themselves. (…)

(Pilar Bonet)


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Creativity of healers, mediums and visionary women. An interview to Pilar Bonet.

The Josefa Tolrà exhibition inaugurated in Mataró in December 2013 had more than four thousand visitors. Most were people separated from the world of contemporary art. The event was covered by the press and many felt interested in it. This data seemed to me revealing. We have placed their creations in spaces of art, the most institutional, but the reception and complicity overflow these territories and filter into multiple spaces of interest. Some of them did not want their works to come to light until long after their death, they knew that it was not the time yet. Emma Kunz predicted that her graphic creations were for the 21st century.




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