The book “Vanguardia y crítica de arte en la España de Franco” (La balsa de la Medusa, 2021) by Paula Barreiro López studies art criticism and avant-garde art in the years 1940-1975-76.
The aim of this case study is to highlight the impact of Aguilera Cerni’s publications beyond national borders and try to analyze how their subjects and themes have been distributed over time and countries.
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.
This symposium organized in Rennes by the PRISME program in collaboration with MoDe(s) addresses the multiple crossings between the practice of criticism, art and politics since 1945, contemplating the art critic as a political actor that interacted with changing historical and geographical contexts.
In the framework of the 50th Congress of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in Paris, Paula Barreiro López will take part in the panel “Paradigmatic shifts in the AICA’s history” with a lecture about Spanish art criticism in the 1960s.
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).
The first symposium of the PRISME program “Entre sciences et fiction: la critique d’art à l’épreuve des mutations technologiques” (Between sciences and fiction: art criticism proofed by technological mutations), will take place on December 1st, 2016 in Rennes, France, with the participation of MODe(s) and Paula Barreiro López.