The University of Alicante Museum (MUA) presents the 3rd Pluri-Identitats Visual Arts Contests, an initiative by the Office of the Vice President for Culture, Sports and Extracurricular Activities in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Equality, Inclusion and Social Responsibility.
The contest is intended to promote contemporary art creation, encouraging artists to examine identity issues in the broadest sense: gender identity, sexual diversity, affective-sexual orientation… But pluri-identities is also understood as multiculturalism; as a meeting point of different peoples, religions, ethnicities, cultures, practices and customs, all on an equal footing; as a vehicle for minorities to make their voices heard and as a tool for inclusion; as a platform for understanding and tolerance.
This year’s contest has seen the submission of 52 projects from six countries, maybe receiving more international entries than ever before. The jury selected 12 projects by artists from Spain, Brazil, Colombia and Armenia. The diversity of themes and techniques is remarkable: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, ceramic art, digital art and installation, always with the aim of fighting stereotypes and promoting pluralism.
PLURI-IDENTITATS is a showcase for other voices, for other ways of understanding reality, with a focus on concepts such as diversity, respect and freedom. These values are essential in order to build a fairer, more inclusive and egalitarian society.