We are delighted to present the first online exhibition of Mayoral, dedicated to Aurèlia Muñoz, one of the most important textile artists of the 20th century. This exhibition has been made in collaboration with the Estate of the Artist.
Aurèlia Muñoz (Barcelona, 1926-2011) is one of the most important textile artists of the 20th century. Starting from the 1960s, the movements known as La Nouvelle Tapisserie and Fiber Sculptures, in which Aurèlia Muñoz actively participated, aimed to go beyond the traditional concept of tapestry as a decorative object for houses and palaces, to permit it to exist as a work of art in its own right, in which the texture, the volume, and the three-dimensional space are essential. They thus transformed tapestries into avant-garde textile art for everyone.
The figure of Aurèlia Muñoz stands out in the movements renewing textile art thanks to her originality and her constant investigation of the treatment of fibres, textures and techniques, which she inserts in indoor spaces or on a large scale in the open air. Her artwork is a good example of how the use of embroidery or macramé techniques, traditionally attributed to the female domestic sphere, can become powerful driving forces for the expression of major international works of art.
Press release courtesy Galeria Mayoral.