IVAM presents the exhibition “Constructing New Worlds. The Historic Avant-gardes in the IVAM Collection 1914-1945”

The exhibition will be open until April 10, 2016

Press Call

Pdf Convocatoria Vanguardias históricas

Valencia. The director of the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), José Miguel G. Cortés, who is also the curator of the exhibition together with Josep Salvador, will present the exhibition ‘Constructing New Worlds. Historic Avant-gardes in the IVAM Collection (1914-1945)’ to the media, on Wednesday 11th of March at 11.00am, on a guided tour of the exhibition.

The IVAM is releasing in this exhibition almost 1,000 pieces from the museum’s Collection that belong to a key period in the history of art, which will be displayed for more than a year. This exhibition, which is structured thematically, includes paintings, sculptures, collages or photographs by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Moholy-Nagy, László Peri, Naum Gabo, El Lissitzky, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Josep Renau or Helios Gómez, among many others.

‘Constructing New Worlds’ covers an artistic legacy that is one of the bases of the development of modernity through a thematic structure divided in ten rooms. Seven of them include screenings of films that provide a context for the works, with titles such as An Andalucian Dog (1929) by Luis Buñuel, Mechanical Ballet (1929) by Fernand Léger or Modern Times (1926) by Charles Chaplin. In addition, 40 industrial design pieces of the time by Alfaro Hofmann, such as the Kitchen of Schröder house (1924), and works by the German art school Bauhaus are displayed.

On the occasion of the opening of this exhibit, on Thursday, 12th March at 7:30pm, the ‘Ballet de la Generalitat’ will present at the IVAM a new version of the performance The Dead Birds, choreographed by Marcos Morau. This piece takes its title from one of Picasso’s paintings in order to get into the life and works of this artist.

Wednesday, 11th March.


Galleries 3 and 4 of IVAM. Guillem de Castro, 118. Valencia


Constructing New Worlds

12 mar. 2015 – 10 apr. 2016