Fervor da Metrópole by José Manuel Ballester

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Title
Fervor da Metrópole. José Manuel Ballester. Juan Manuel Bonet.
Editorial
Dan Galeria
ISBN
978-8562079-10-8
Photography
Por José Manuel Ballester
Texts
Por Juan Manuel Bonet
Number of pages
228
Language
Portuguese, Spanish, English

JOSÉ MANUEL BALLESTER

José Manuel Ballester (Madrid, 1960) is a painter and a photographer. Degree in Fine Arts, 1984. Since then he has won various awards and scholarships. He has participated in a lot of exhibitions all over the world, including the international ARCO fair for the last ten years. His work forms part of the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and it has been exhibited in Beijing, Canada, New York, London, Sao Paulo, France, Germany, Tokyo and Colombia. First Prize in Painting in the XVIII Biennial of Alexandria and the National Print Award, 1998.Premio Nacional de Fotografía 2010.

His artistic career began with a particular attention on the technique of the Italian and Flemish painting of the XV and XVIII centuries. Since 1990, he started to blend painting and photography. We can highlight, between his numerous exhibitions, Lugares de paso, Valencia, 2003; Setting Out, New York, 2003; or Habitación 523, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2005; and recently Fervor de metrópolis, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2011; La abstracción de la realidad, Sala Alcalá 31, Community of Madrid and DA2, Salamanca, 2011; and Espacios ocultos in the Spanish Academy, Rome, 2012. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in art fairs as ARCO, Art Chicago, Artforum Germany, Paris Photo and Art Miami and in cities such as Dallas, Paris, Miami, São Paulo, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto and many others. And some more current ones like: Gli Spazi Nascosti di José Manuel Ballester Nei Palazzi di Genova, Museo di Palazzo Reale e Musei di Strada Nuova, Genoa, Italy (2017), Paisajes encontrados: El Bosco, El Greco, Goya, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, Spain (2016), Museos en blanco, Ivorypress, Madrid, Spain (2015).

 ACT > 10/05/2018

JOSÉ JUAN BARBA

José Juan Barba (1964) graduated from ETSA Madrid in 1991. Special Mention in the National Finishing University Education Awards 1991. PhD in Architecture ETSAM, 2004. He founded his professional practice in Madrid in 1992 (www.josejuanbarba.com), he is architecture critic and editor-in–chief of METALOCUS magazine since 1999, he was advising different NGOs until 1997. He has been a lecturer (in Design, Theory and Criticism, and Urban planning) and guest lecturer at different national and international universities (Roma TRE, Polytechnic Milan, ETSA Madrid, ETSA Barcelona, UNAM Mexico, Univ. Iberoamericana Mexico, University of Thessaly Volos, FA de Montevideo, Washington, Medellin, IE School, U.Alicante, Univ. Europea Madrid, UCJC Madrid, ESARQ-U.I.C. Barcelona,...).

Maître de Conférences IUG-UPMF Grenoble 2013-14. Full assistant Professor, since 2003 up to now at the University of Alcalá School of Architecture, Madrid, Spain. And Jury in competitions as Quaderns editorial magazine (2011), Mies van der Rohe Awards, (2010-2019), Europan13 (2015). He has been invited to participate in the Biennale di Venezia 2016 as part "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione".

He has published several books, the last in 2016, "#positions" and in 2015 "Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi " and collaborations on "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione", "La Mansana de la discordia" (2015), "Arquitectura Contemporánea de Japón: Nuevos territorios" (2015)...

Awards.-

- Award. RENOVATION OF SEGURA RIVER ENVIRONMENT, Murcia, Sapin, 2010.
- First Prize, RENOVATION GRAN VÍA, “Delirious Gran Vía”, Madrid, Spain, 2010.
- First Prize, “PANAYIOTI MIXELI Award”. SADAS-PEA, for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture Athens, 2005.
- First Prize, “SANTIAGO AMÓN Award," for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture. 2000.
- Award, “PIERRE VAGO Award." ICAC -International committee of Art Critics. London, 2005.
- First Prize, C.O.A.M. Madrid, 2000. Shortlisted, World Architecture Festival. Centro de Investigación e Interpretación de los Ríos. Tera, Esla y Orbigo, Barcelona, 2008.
- First Prize. FAD AWARD 07 Ephemeral Interventions. “M.C.ESCHER”. Arquin-Fad. Barcelona, Sapin 2007.

Juan Manuel Bonet

Juan Manuel Bonet. (Paris, 1953) is a writer and a critic of art and literature and has been curator of exhibitions. Director of the Instituto Cervantes since January 27, 2017, he has directed the Instituto Cervantes in Paris between 2012 and 2017 and has previously been director of the IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) and the National Museum of Art Reina Sofía (Madrid). President of the Rafael Cansinos Assens Archive Foundation and the Vicente Huidobro Foundation International Committee.

Author of several books of poems recently grouped in Via Labirinto; Of the diary The round of the days; Of the reference work Dictionary of the avant-gardes in Spain (1907-1936), completed by Avant-garde Printed in Spain (1912-1936); Of a book about Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Ramón in his Tower; Of critical editions of, among others, Max Aub, Salvador Dalí, José María Eguren and Rafael Lasso de la Vega; And of monographs on, among others, Juan Gris, Ramón Gaya, Gerardo Rueda, Martín Chirino, Pelayo Ortega and Miguel Galano.

Curator of exhibitions, between them ‘1980’, ‘Madrid D.F.’, ‘Imprenta y poesía’, ‘Pintura contemporánea española’, ‘Espagne Arte abstracto 1950-1965’, ‘El surrealismo entre Viejo y Nuevo Mundo’, ‘El objeto surrealista en España’, ‘Ciudad de ceniza: El surrealismo en la posguerra española’, ‘Los años pintados’, ‘Muelle de Levante’, ‘El poeta como artista’, ‘El ultraísmo y las artes plásticas’, ‘De Picasso a Dalí: Las raíces de la vanguardia española’, ‘Literatura argentina de vanguardia’, ‘España años 50’, ‘El colegio Estudio: Una aventura pedagógica en la España de la posguerra’, ‘El efecto iceberg: Colección Museo ABC’, ‘Un mundo construido: Polonia 1918-1939’ and ‘Una mirada española: Manolo Escobar coleccionista’.

Curator of retrospectives de, between them, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Giorgio Morandi, Tarsila do Amaral, Henri Michaux, Henryk Stazewski, Francisco Bores, Juan Manuel Díaz-Caneja, Ramón Gaya, Eugenio Fernández Granell, Esteban Vicente, José Guerrero, Manolo Millares, Lucio Muñoz, Manuel H. Mompó, Julio López Hernández, Alex Katz or Dis Berlin.

To add he has been curator of other expositions about photographers (José Manuel Ballester, Javier Campano, Francesc Catalá Roca, Jesse Fernández, Bernard Plossu, Leopoldo Pomés, Josef Sudek), writters (Rafael Alberti, Max Aub, Julio Cortázar, Alfredo Gangotena, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Tadeusz Peiper, Francisco Vighi), politicians (Juan Negrín) and composers (Morton Feldman, Ricardo Viñes).

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