Uninvited Guests. Episodes on Women, Ideology and the Visual Arts in Spain (1833-1931)
First temporary exhibition organized by the Prado Museum after its reopening. Invitadas is a profound reflection on the instrumentalization of women in the visual arts in the period between the reign of Isabel II and that of her grandson Alfonso XII.
The exhibition set-up establishes a series of analogies with domestic spaces, the main scenario of women’s lives at the time, through the use of paper decorated with floral motifs, lattices and curtains.
The graphic design of the exhibition also seeks to reflect this idea of a period interior, turning the decorative patterns and textures of wallpaper and upholstered surfaces into the protagonists of the graphic system.
A floral motif repeated on a textile-finish background serves as the exhibition’s identifying support, on which classic-style typographic elements are distributed. This is a family of didot typefaces revisited from a contemporary point of view, giving rise to highly condensed and expressive weights.
The system is completed by a whole range of supports for the interior of the exhibition hall, characterized by their verticality, and which adapt, by means of certain modulation rules, to the different spaces of the exhibition set-up.
Images of the interior of the exhibition © Museo Nacional del Prado
Client: Museo Nacional del Prado
Project: Exhibition graphic