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Christian Boltanski, artist of memory and oblivion, dies at 76 | Culture

The French artist Christian Boltanski, who died this Wednesday at the age of 76 in Paris, saw his activity as a fight against oblivion and disappearance. His parents – a doctor born in Ukraine and converted to Catholicism, and a Catholic writer from Corsica – conceived him during the Nazi occupation while the father lived […]

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Juan Uslé, guest artist of the EL PAÍS space at ARCO, reflects on his work and the pandemic | Videos

Juan Uslé, invited artist to this year’s EL PAÍS exhibition space in ARCO, reflects in this video on the pandemic with Estrella de Diego, a member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in a talk at the newspaper space in the contemporary art fair. His work in ARCO, an encounter between painting […]

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Artist Francesc Torres hangs a Republican bomber upside down and compares it to Saint Peter on the cross | Culture

The image is very powerful and seems destined to go around the world: a bomber suspended by the tail like a huge and dangerous silver swordfish hanging from the stern of a yacht. The plane, a Soviet Túpolev SB-82 from the Spanish Civil War, a characteristic twin-engine Katiuska With republican decals and without camouflage, it […]

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The artist Bad Bunny will be one of Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ | Culture

Besides being one of the architects of the song Daikiti, which a week after its premiere tops the world charts, the Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny has launched into the interpretation in the third season of the series Narcos: Mexico. Según han informado Netflix este martes, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (26 years old) will participate […]

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Julio González, the artist of the void, frees himself from Picasso’s shadow | Culture

The sculpture ‘The angel, the insect, the dancer’ (1935), by Julio González, and some of his preparatory drawings, this Tuesday at the Pompidou Center in Malaga.Garcia-Santos / El Pais The figure of Julio González (Barcelona, ​​1876-Arcueil-Francia, 1942), the father of 20th century iron sculpture, has always been marked by his collaboration with Picasso between 1928 […]

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Aurélient Lortet, the collecting artist, shows his sculptures of recycled materials in Seville | Culture

Aurelién Lortet with ‘Arqueo-cabeza’, one of the four heads that he presents in the exhibition of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville.PACO PUENTES / EL PAÍS The French sculptor Aurélient Lortet builds his fantastic creatures from small pieces that destiny gives him, but his works have nothing to do with the find (found art) […]

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The artist oblivious to noise | Culture

José Luis Alexanco, in September 2020 at his exhibition at the Sala Alcalá 31 in Madrid.INMA FLORES / EL PAIS The only thing Alexanco lacked to be Alexanco, in front of the immense walls of the Sala Alcalá 31 in Madrid, when he himself was among the works in his last exhibition, was the cigarette. […]

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José Luis Alexanco, the artist of processes, dies | Culture

This Sunday night the plastic artist José Luis Alexanco (Madrid, 1942-2021) died at his home in Madrid, at the age of 79, due to an abrupt cardiorespiratory arrest, as confirmed by the Maisterravalbuena gallery. Alexanco, one of the most rigorous and original Spanish avant-garde creators of his generation, was not so interested in the result, […]

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The artist Julião Sarmento dies, the intimacy of desire | Culture

The artist Julião Sarmento with his ‘Little Dancer’, exhibited at the Madrid gallery Heinrich Erhardt in 2014.Alvaro Garcia At the 2001 Venice Biennale, a collaboration was presented between the filmmaker Atom Egoyan and the Portuguese artist Julião Sarmento, who died today in Lisbon at the age of 72. Close, that’s what the play was called, […]

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Charlotte Johannesson, the artist who wove with graphics from the first computers | Culture

Image from the exhibition ‘Take me to another world’, by Charlotte Johannesson, at the Reina Sofía. She was barely 20 when Charlotte Johannesson decided to enroll in a textile arts school in her native Malmö, southern Sweden. There, according to her own account, it was forbidden to have her own ideas, a challenge for an […]

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