Comrades in Arms against Dictatorship – Research seminar in Edinburgh

On January 25th, Paula Barreiro López’s conference at the Edinburgh College of Art will address the processes of negotiation amongst art critics, artists and cultural agents during Late Francoism (1959–1975), highlighting questionings raised by the link between art and (left-wing( ideology.

A Thousand Roaring Beasts: Display Devices for a Critical Modernity

Until March 4th, the exhibition curated by Olga Fernández López at CAAC Sevilla presents artists who try to visibilize some of the silences, misunderstandings or undeveloped possibilities of writings from the past, opening a reflection on exhibitions of the 20th century as devices for producing subjectivities, experiences and discourses.

New release: Avant-garde Art and Criticism in Francoist Spain by Paula Barreiro López

Paula Barreiro López’s book Avant-garde Art and Criticism in Francoist Spain (Liverpool University Press) is a contribution to the history of Spanish art in the twentieth century. It surveys the shifts in the aesthetic discourse and artistic practices that decisively influenced the shaping of the avant-garde during Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975).