The first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí has recently opened to the public. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, it is a masterpiece of riotous colour in an eclectic neo-moorish style. After over a century of transformations at the hands of various different owners, the World Heritage Site has been returned to its original disposition, while an addition constructed in 1925 has been transformed into a museum. Located in the Gràcia district and surrounded by a verdant garden, the house is open everyday, from 10 am to 8 pm.
CALL FOR PAPERS
FLANDES BY SUBSTITUTION: COPIES OF FLEMISH MASTERS IN THE HISPANIC WORLD (1500-1700)
Art History Seminar 18 of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) Brussels, 9-10 February 2017
On 9 and 10 February 2017 an international conference will be held on the copies of paintings of Flemish masters during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries related to the Hispanic world. The event will take place at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels and is organized in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Project COPIMONARCH: La copia pictórica en la Monarquía Hispánica, siglos XVI-XVIII (I+D HAR2014-52061-P) from the Universidad de Granada.
The artistic heritage of the regions that once formed part of the former Spanish Empire includes a large number of painted copies after Flemish masters made during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries. Most of these works have received little attention even though they constitute a valuable source for understanding the artistic influence of the Southern Netherlands on Spanish and Latin American art and society in this period. Indeed, the study of copies of Flemish masters sheds light on a number of art historical issues, including the means of diffusion of artistic models, stylistic trends and the dynamics of the art market and the world of collecting. These copies are a valuable testimony to the political, commercial and cultural ties that existed between the Hispanic territories and the Southern Netherlands.
The conference will focus on the phenomenon of the copy from a large variety of approaches, ranging from workshop practices to collecting, trade and patronage. Papers about studies on particular copies are welcomed, but special attention will be paid to the driving forces behind the export-driven market of copies, such as artists, patrons, collectors and merchants. By taking into account cultural, religious, political and socio-economic dynamics, this conference aims to shed new light on the multifaceted artistic impact of the Southern Netherlands on the Hispanic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
We welcome 20 minutes papers that offer new contributions in which recent methodologies and theoretical frameworks are applied to copies after Flemish masters from this period. Proposals can focus both on copies made in the Southern Netherlands to be sent to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, and on copies made in these regions.
Candidates are invited to submit their proposals to Eduardo Lamas-Delgado (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the project COPIMONARCH (email@example.com) before 15 September 2016. This should include an abstract (up to 300 words) and a brief CV (max. 1 page).
The conference organisers are unable to cover travel and accommodation costs for speakers. Interested parties should apply for support from their respective institutions.
Elena Alcalá (UAM, Madrid), Christina Ceulemans (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Maria Cruz de Carlos (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid), Christina Currie (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Hélène Dubois (Ghent University / KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Pedro Flor (UAB, Lisbon), Bart Fransen (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), David García-Cueto (UGR, Granada), Pierre-Yves Kairis (KIK-IRPA, Brussels), Eduardo Lamas-Delgado (KIK-IRPA / ULB, Brussels), Didier Martens (ULB, Brussels), Benito Navarrete (UAH, Alcalá de Henares).
Exhibition of Contemporary Spanish Art in London
MARCO GODOY: EUROPE
Wed 25 May – Sat 16 July 2016
Wed – Sat 12.00 – 6.00 pm
Copperfield London is pleased to announce the first UK solo exhibition of Marco Godoy (b.1986 Madrid), following his MA at the Royal College of Art (2014) and subsequent inclusion in group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou.
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Focusing on the visual and symbolic relationships between authority and power, Godoy analyses the social and political ramifications of the real and fictional divides that make up the European Union. Mixing sculpture, installation and performance, the exhibition frustrates any fixed conception of either physical or symbolic borders.
6 Copperfield Street, London SE1 0EP
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