Category Archives: London

Lecture: ” The Palace of Pedro I in Seville, ‘very much like the residence of the Muslim kings’?”, SOAS, 7pm, 11 October 2017

ISLAMIC ART CIRCLE at SOAS
Monthly Lecture

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The Palace of Pedro I in Seville, ‘very much like the residence of the Muslim kings’?
Dr Tom Nickson
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
7.00 p.m., Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS
Chaired by Professor Hugh Kennedy
Enquiries: rosalindhaddon@gmail.com

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Secundino Hernández at Victoria Miro (London)

Secundino Hernández: Paso
1 April – 6 May 2017

A solo exhibition taking place across gallery locations at both Wharf Road and Mayfair, accompanied by a new publication.
Press release.

Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW
Private view: Thursday 30 March, 6-8pm

Victoria Miro Mayfair, 14 St. George Street, London W1S 1FE
Preview with the artist: Friday 31 March, 11am-1pm

 

 

SCAN Project Room 2017 (London)

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SCAN
(Spanish Contemporary Art Network)
London, 2017

SCAN PROJECT ROOM
Herald Street Studio Building
Bethnal Green

 

The SCAN PROJECT ROOM aspires to become a reference project space in London, providing a platform for the contemporary art exhibitions and projects, featuring the work of the best creators of the new generation of Spanish and Latin American artists in dialogue with local artists.

Next event:

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Future Archaeologies
SOLO  Project by Fran Meana

March 8th to April 8th  2017. Opening March 8th, 18:30pm to 21:00 pm

Black African Spain in the time of Murillo, a talk by LUIS MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ

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LUIS MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ
University of Seville (Spain)

Friday, 24 February 2017, 6.00-7.30pm
Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Description

This talk analyzes the cultural history of slavery and the Black African presence in the Spain of the Golden Age, in relation to the paintings of Murillo. During the seventeenth century, Spanish culture had a greater influence of the black population. This paper studies the concept of identity and visibility in Hispanic society and culture, through the presence in the baroque festival of black populations, the theatrical representations in which they conformed as a social role and their presence in the artistic field. It studies the role of the slaves in painting workshops and how they appeared in art. Finally, the paper explores how Murillo had slaves and participated as Velázquez in the formation of a slave painter, in his case called Sebastián Martínez. The talk also covers how Murillo painted the black African population living in Seville.

Luis Méndez Rodríguez holds a Doctorate in History of Art from the University of Seville, where he is Associate Professor of History of Art. His Phd thesis, analyzing Diego Velázquez and the Humanism Culture in Seville, was awarded the Focus Prize, and published in 2005. He completed his research training in the Hertziana Library in Rome, The Warburg Institute in London and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. His research has mainly been concerned with painting and culture in the Modern Age, the visual representation of slavery and black Africans in Spain, as well as the identity and Andalusian culture of the XIX. He directs the Research Group “Artistic Image of Andalusia”. He has curated the exhibitions “The photographic heritage of the province of Seville”, “Time in the look. The Photo Library of the University of Seville and the Cultural Heritage of its municipalities”(2012), “Carmona. History and Heritage “(2013), “Yesos. Gipsoteca of the University of Seville” (2015) and “Seville through the photography 1839-1929″(2016). He has been director of the Secretariat of Historical Artistic Heritage of the University of Seville (2014-2016) and is currently Director General of Culture and Heritage at the University of Seville.

All welcome but booking is required (click here to book).

BSS Event – Private View – Art Revolutionaries: Homage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic 1937 – Wed 8 Feb 2017 – 6.30-8.00 pm

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British Spanish Society Event

Private view  – Art Revolutionaries: Homage to the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic, 1937
– paintings and sculptures from Picasso, Miró and Calder – with a talk at 7.00pm by Director, Jordí Mayoral.

Date: Wednesday 8th February 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Mayoral at 6 Duke Street, St. James’, London SW1Y 6BN

Tickets: British Spanish Society Members £15 – Non Members and Friends of Members £20.

ARTES Members are entitled to be members of the BSS for £15 (Join here)
BSS Members are entitled to be members of ARTES for £20 (Join here)
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