Tate Modern is currently hosting the exhibition ‘The World Goes Pop’, with artworks from Catalans Mari Chordà, Eulàlia Grau and Joan Rabascall being presented together with sculptures, paintings and audiovisual works of the most well-known Pop Art artists internationally.
In total, more than 160 works from the 60s and 70s showing the history of this artistic movement and exploring the different cultures that contributed to it are on display. The exhibition tries to break the myths about Pop Art, traditionally linked to the United States and the work of Andy Warhol, and presents artworks made in Latin America and European countries such as Croatia and Austria. The themes of the exhibition move from politics and the human body, through public protests, to domestic revolutions and consumerism.
The Tate Modern has selected for the exhibition Mari Chordà’s works ‘The Great Vagina’ and ‘Coitus Pop’, made in 1966 and 1968 respectively. “I wanted to ‘paint-talk’ about sexual life and sexual identity…above all my body was my model. I capture my vision of my body, that goes from inside to outside”, said the artist of the works on display in London.