First study sessions about the work of Julio González

SeminarsIVAM Centre Julio González

The aim of these sessions is to offer a plural view, based on various analytical and creative approaches, of the artist’s constructive contributions to the debate about the aesthetic ideas and artistic investigations that have shaped our contemporary sensibility.

The sessions are taking place in parallel with the exhibition Matter, space and time. Julio González and the avant-gardes, which shows various key moments in his career, such as the period when he was training in the milieu of Catalan Modernisme, his relationship with his brother Joan, his friendship with Joaquín Torres-García, his participation in the Republic’s pavilion in the International Exposition in Paris in 1937 and the innovative nature of his sculptures, generating a new discourse that relates different aspects through works by him and other artists of the historical avantgardes and through the documentation about them that the IVAM possesses.


Friday, 20 September

4.30 pm. Tomàs Llorens. Art historian and critic, first IVAM’s Director.

6.00 pm. Brigitte Leal. Assistant director in charge of the collection of the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)

7.00 pm. María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco. Tenured lecturer and director of the Art History Department at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid

Saturday, 21 September

10.15 am. María Rosón. Art historian and researcher

11.45 am. Idoia Murga. Tenured scientist in the Art History and Heritage Department at the CSIC’s Instituto de Historia

1.00 pm. David Bestué. Artist

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At the end of the sessions a certificate will be given to those who attend 80% of the sessions