‘Antonina Rodrigo: Pen worker’, new exhibition in the House of Bernarda Alba
The City Council of Valderrubio has organized the exhibition ‘Antonina Rodrigo: Pen worker’ in the Exhibition Hall at the House of Bernarda Alba in the municipality of Granada. The exhibition will show a retrospective of the life, work, recognitions and distinctions of Antonina Rodrigo, a pioneer and a reference in 20th century research and in the feminist and human rights struggle, rescuing for history women who were silenced, exiled and forgotten.
The House of Bernarda Alba, where Lorca was inspired to write his most universal work, opened to the public at the end of 2018 in Valderrubio and has a temporary exhibition room called Otras Adelas. This space is dedicated to paying tribute to different women who, like Adela’s character in the play, said ‘enough’ and broke the staff of command of the society of their time. Antonina is undoubtedly one of these women who, since the Franco regime, has fought to bring to light and highlight the trajectory and achievements of many others. This exhibition aims to recognize her personal and professional career and her role as a central figure in feminist literature.
The writer from Granada has received fifty awards, nominations and distinctions, including the Medal of Andalusia (2017) or the Creu de Sant Jordi awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) (2006). She has been recognized as one of the one hundred women who, during the 20th century, paved the way for equality in the 21st century.
This is the second exhibition organized in the House of Bernarda Alba, after the initial one on the actress and great friend of Federico, Margarita Xirgu, and can be visited with guided tours of both this house and the Federico García Lorca House-Museum, located in the town.