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Over the last years, various artistic institutions have been focused on the recovery of the works of artistic women of the first third of the 20th century. Such is the…Read more
It is usually easier to explain a story through a fiction narration endowing it with evidence and even ironies that are a criticism towards something or someone. Overflowing what we…Read more
Yesterday 23rdof January of 2019, Jonas Mekas embarked on his final trip. I believe that I am one of the last people to whom he granted an interview, since I…Read more
The new exhibit at Halfhouse, which is no longer placed in that idyllic environment but in another more manufacturing and connected to people, opens under no title or apparent need….Read more
Eli Cortiñas’ The Most Given of Givens (2016) opens with a film camera pointing towards the severed stone head of Lenin being lifted away by construction cranes. The source of…Read more
Alonso Berruguete knew about the fire of Medina del Campo during the years in which he started to stand out as the grand sculptor of his time. That fire that…Read more
Last Thursday, the 22nd of November, was presented the cycle of cinema and debate: Adam Curtis: A Natural history of Power. Curtis did not come; he tends to avoid public…Read more
In recent decades, the world of art has not ceased to expose its reserves in the unstoppable rise of new technologies. Even the advertising mediums, in a new operation to…Read more
Caterina Almirall:I was thinking about the idea of the festivals’ own theme: “Production”, from the perspective of the spectator and the critic, (of the one who sees and of the…Read more
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