Presentation of the book “Cartas en torno a Manolo Millares, Pablo Palazuelo y otros”

A correspondence (2018-2022) between Alfonso de la Torre and Joan Gómez Alemany

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Presentation of the book “Cartas en torno a Manolo Millares, Pablo Palazuelo y otros”, with the participation of authors Alfonso de la Torre and Joan Gómez Alemany, and the editor and author of the book’s prologue, Josep Lluís Galiana.

It is a unique book within the theory of art and literary criticism, the result of more than four years of work. It has been jointly written by Alfonso de la Torre (Madrid, 1960), who is one of the most internationally renowned critics and curators of art (a great specialist in the artists Manolo Millares and Pablo Palazuelo, author of their Catalogues Raisonnés) and Joan Gómez Alemany (Valencia, 1990), new generation interdisciplinary artist (who lives between Spain and Austria, whose music and visual work have been presented at prestigious festivals and museums throughout Europe). One of the characteristics of the volume, mainly dedicated to painters Manolo Millares (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1926-Madrid, 1972), for whom the 50th anniversary of his death was celebrated in 2022, and Pablo Palazuelo (Madrid, 1915-2007), is how, rather than resorting to an academic, explanatory and not so original format, it has been created through an extensive and meditated correspondence between its authors. The correspondence leads to a mixture of many disciplines (visual arts, literature, music or film) which acquire a multidisciplinary and fragmented profile.

At the end of the presentation, the videocreations following will be projected: Millares 1970, by Manolo Millares, and Millares 1972-2022, by Joan Gómez Alemany.