The DOCOGOTHIC Network, together with the CATS research group and the IRH-2014 SGR 110 Project, call on the national and International scientific community to participate in the symposium ‘Obra Congrua’ to commemorate 600 years of the famous consultation on the construction of Girona Cathedral, in which it was debated whether the Cathedral should be built with three naves instead of only one, the widest nave of the Gothic period. This will be an International symposium of multidisciplinary character open to historians, architects, and engineers in which Spanish and European Gothic buildings will be analysed, taking as a reference the Girona Cathedral master builders’ consultation held in 1416. Papers will be evaluated by a scientific committee following peer review. It is our intention to publish both guest papers and accepted papers.
BOSCH EXHIBITION NOW EXTENDED UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Museo del Prado extends “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition”
The Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA wish to offer visitors every opportunity to visit “Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition,” a unique event at which they can enter the imagination of one of the most fascinating and universal painters of all time. In this respect, more than 428,527 visitors have already enjoyed the exhibition. The show will therefore remain open until 25 September, featuring special opening hours: over the last two weekends, visitors can enjoy the exhibition up until midnight.
In order to facilitate the purchase of tickets and avoid queues as time passes are required, we recommend that visitors purchase their tickets in advance by selecting the date and time of entry. These passes are available at both the ticket office and via the Internet: www.museodelprado.es
Museo del Prado, Madrid, 31 May – 11 September 2016
STOP PRESS! As of 1 August 2016 the Prado will extend the opening hours of the Bosch exhibition:
-Open until 10 pm Mondays-Saturdays
-Open until 9pm Sundays & public holidays
Comprises all eight paintings by the artist to be found in Spain together with others loaned from collections and museums around the world. This represents the greatest number of Bosch’s works ever to be assembled.
- Pilar Silva, Head of the Department of Spanish Painting until 1500 and Flemish and Northern School Paintings.
Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid
5 May – 2 October 2016
This Ortega installation revisits the artist’s previous series (2007), which was inspired by Mexico City’s Torre Latinoamérica, built between 1949 and 1956 and regarded as one of the most important examples of modern architecture in Mexico. In his new installation Ortega has inverted the tower and hung it from the dome of the Palacio as an hour-glass cum pendulum which releases grains of sand in unpredictable designs. Organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía .
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
9 July – 23 October 2016
Ortega (b. 1967) is one of the new generation of Mexican artists whose sculptures focus attention on how the forces of nature, whether wind, water, arth or fire, act on the earth and affect humankind. The works in the Fruitmarket exhibition are mainly made from clay to form waves, ‘icebergs’ or track the eroding power of a river and will introduce a major new sculpture. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new bilingual publication Damián Ortega: States of Time fully illustrating this new body of work and including texts by Adrian Forty and Sergio González Rodríguez,
From 2017, Routledge and the Bulletin of Spanish Studies will be publishing a new sister-journal, Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies
To celebrate the inauguration of this forthcoming title and the ‘animal turn’ in cultural studies, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCL is hosting a one-day event on the representation of animals in visual Hispanism, curated by Jo Evans (UCL) and Sarah Wright (RHUL):
University College London
Friday 9th September 2016
Papers from the event will be published in the inaugural issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies, co-edited by Jo Evans and Sarah Wright (2017).
Compton Verney, Warwickshire
15 October – 11 December 2016
Featuring over 70 works from the collection of the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, this exhibition traces Picasso’s evolving artistic vision through four decades of experimentation in printmaking techniques and subject matter.
City of London
July 2016 to May 2017
15 large-scale public sculptures by artists including the Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa’s Laura (2013), one of his female portraits symbolising the state of dreaming and aspiration (shown near ‘the Gherkin’); and four works from Peruvian-born Lizi Sánchez’s abstract Cadenetas series (2016) of small brightly-coloured lead rings cut into loops forming interlocking rings.