The paper examines the history and the critical reception of the Salón femenino del arte actual, an annual all-female exhibition organized by a group of women artists in Barcelona between 1962 and 1971. Unique at the time, the Salón challenged the traditional role attributed to women under Franco's dictatorship, managing at the same time to obtain support from local authorities. The paper argues that it was the ability of the organisers to take advantage of political ambivalence, to find a delicate balance between complicity and resistance, which allowed the exhibition to survive for a decade.
Faxedas, Maria Lluïsa; Isabel Fontbona; and Patricia Mayayo. "Se Rendre Visible dans l’Espagne de Franco: le Salón Femenino de Arte Actual (1962-1971)." Artl@s Bulletin 8, no. 1 (2019): Article 15.