We are pleased to announce the publication of Paula Barreiro López book’s Vanguardia y crítica de arte en la España de Franco, a translation of the book Avant-garde and Criticism in Francoist Spain (LUP 2017) now out in Spanish with La balsa de la Medusa (2021).
Based on unpublished archival materials, the book studies art criticism and avant-garde art in the years 1940-1975-76 from two fundamental perspectives: it analyzes with thoroughness and rigor the development of art criticism in Spain within the framework of the social and political context, with special attention to the complexity of the problems raised by the nature of this context, and it does so by situating this criticism within the scope of international art criticism, with special attention to Italian art criticism.
Paula Barreiro López is Head Researcher of the International Platform Decentralized Moderniti(es) and Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Université Grenoble-Alpes/Laboratoire LARHRA.
She has worked at several European research institutions and universities in France, the U.K., Switzerland and Spain, including the Institut National d´Histoire de l´Art [INHA] in Paris, the University of Liverpool, the Université de Genève and the Instituto de Historia of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas [CSIC] in Madrid and at the University of Barcelona.
She is the author of La abstracción geométrica en España (2009), editor of Atlantico Frío: Historias transnacionales del arte y la política en los tiempos del telón de acero (2019) and co-editor of Modernidad y vanguardia: rutas de intercambio entre España y Latinoamérica (2015) and Crítica(s) de arte: discrepancias e hibridaciones de la Guerra Fría a la globalización (2014). She is also the author of numerous articles on art criticism, politics and cultural networks in Spain, Western Europe and Latin America during the Cold War.
Vanguardia y crítica de arte en la España de Franco
Paula Barreiro López
Madrid: La Balsa de la Medusa, 2021
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