Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

Cristina Morales in conversation with artist Dora García

The inappropriate
16 October 2021



3,5 €

Casa del Lector
Auditorio Casa del Lector

“Easy Reading” by Cristina Morales has been defined as “a battle field: against white and monogamous heteropatriarchy; against institutional and capitalist rhetoric; against activism that uses the trappings of “the alternative” to prop up the status quo. But it is also a novel that celebrates the body and sexuality, and desire”. In the way it treats difference in a society that tends towards capitalist homogenisation, this story of four women with intellectual disabilities is as far as can be from an easy-going read. Morales doesn’t hide comfortably behind neutrality: she confronts the rhetoric of political correctness.

Cristina Morales (Granada, 1985), holds a degree in Law and Political Sciences and is a specialist in International Relations. She is the author of the novels “The Fighters” (Caballo de Troya, 2013), winner of the 2012 INJUVE Narrative Award. Her latest work, “Easy Reading”, made her the winner of the 2018 Herralde Novel Prize and the 2019 National Narrative Award. She is currently an artist in residence at the Fábrica de Creación La Caldera (Barcelona), as a member of Iniciativa Sexual Femenina, the contemporary dance company.

In her work, Dora García (Valladolid, 1965) explores the relationship between spectator, space and play, often through performance art and interactivity with the audience. She has taken part in international exhibitions such as Manifesta (1998), the Istanbul Biennale (2003), Münster Sculpture Projects (2007), the Sydney Biennale (2008) or the 13th documenta in Kassel (2012). She was the Spanish representative at the Venice Biennale (2011) with the project “The Inappropriate”, an extended performance art piece that lasted for six months, working on the idea of marginality. She has worked on the figure of Robert Walser, and in 2013 she presented “The Joycean Society” at the Fondation Prince Pierre in Monaco. In 2018, the Reina Sofía Museum reviewed her career with the exhibition “Second Time".

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