• “El Rostro Velado”

    Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea

    For some years now sexual ambiguity has filled Spanish newspapers and magazines, spiced up television programs and stag parties, and even enlivened the closing celebrations at certain political conventions. In keeping with the media’s growing appetite for spectacle, the representation of this subject has generally been irredeemably superficial. The critically acclaimed exhibition “El Rostro Velado: Travestismo e identidad en el arte” (The veiled visage: transvestism and identity in art), however, presented a serious, historically based study of images of transvestism in the twentieth century.

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