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La Femme visible by Salvador Dalí at the Reading Club

For the session of the Reading Club of this month of April, we took a risk with a marvellous, but very demanding, book: La Femme visible, by Salvador Dalí, in the magnificent edition of Vicent Santamaria de Mingo. Demanding, because the texts in La Femme visible, that Dalí originally published in 1930, were his artistic statement as well as his letter of introduction in front of the surrealists of Paris. (more…)

Barcelona Secret Museum, by Ignacio Vidal-Folch, at the Reading Club

One of the interests of the Reading Club has been, right from the very beginning, the city of Barcelona, not only because it is one of the Picassian cities par excellence, but also because a major part of the art of the 20th century was created, based on, or as a reflection around, the urban experience.  The city, however, can’t be reflected on  easily: it requires new forms, new outlines, new words and new ways of combining these words. Barcelona Secret Museum, by Vidal-Folch, proposes an audacious solution to the difficulty of speaking about a city that is unattainable by ...

Buffalo Bill Romance by Carlos Pérez at the Reading Club

For the latest session of the Reading Club, we counted on the presence of Àlex Matas to pay a small homage to Carlos Pérez (1947-2013), who, in his time at the Reina Sofia Museum and at the IVAM, amongst others, bwas one of the key figures in the definition of the evolution of contemporary art museums in our country. (more…)

The memoires of Joan Gaspar and Elvira Farreras in the Reading Club

One of the most repeated expressions in the last session of the year was 'testimony of exception'.  Counting on the presence of Joan Gaspar Farreras, founder of the Joan Gaspar Gallery and son of Joan Gaspar and Elvira Farreras, meant connecting directly with the live history of the Barcelona of the 20th century. Live, yes, thanks to the prodigious memory of Gaspar, who is capable of conjuring up in the samesentence, both the memory of the casual way in which the project of an exhibition at the Sala Gaspar that would end up in history books was originated, and how ...