Abbott aimed her lens at so many 20th-century subjects that her photographs challenge us to rethink modernity itself.
Mapping Non-European Visions of the World
Maps drawn by Indigenous artists at the behest of the Spanish in the 16th century illustrate the amalgamation of visual traditions during the early years of contact between Indigenous groups and colonizers.
Illustrating Spain in Transition Through Underground Comix
Ceesepe’s retrospective at La Casa Encendida explores how the artist’s underground comics offer an alternative view of Spanish life under and after the dictatorship led by Francisco Franco.
The Influence of Painting on Balenciaga’s Visual Universe
An exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum demonstrates that though it would seem impossible to replicate El Greco’s gleaming fabrics in real life, Balenciaga manages to do just that.
Stanley Whitney’s Machine for Painting
Whitney’s paintings at this point seem to embody the transitory.
How Art Can Operate as Soft Power
As the polarization over Catalan independence deepens in Spain, two recent exhibitions at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation underscore how art and soft power are more relevant than ever before.
Using Humor, Food, and Femininity, Bobby Baker Creates an Art of Domesticity
Baker’s work utilizes food, families, and femininity to tell stories about women’s imposed invisibility, and turns them into artwork.
Judge Orders ARCO Madrid to Make Exhibitor Selection Process More Transparent
The fair, which opened its 2019 edition today, defends its “impeccable” selection process.
Healing History’s Scars in the Art of Kader Attia
Kader Attia’s new solo exhibition in Barcelona reminds us of the permanence of scars as well as our ability to heal.
15th-Century Virgin Mary Sculpture Gets a Very Special Makeover
We have no record of what color the Virgin Mary’s hair was when she gave birth to Jesus, but it probably wasn’t turquoise.
Is Spain’s Decision to Exhume Franco’s Body a Goodwill Gesture or a Politically Motivated Ploy?
The leftist government’s decision to dig up the dictator’s body from its resting place after four decades in the country’s most important memorial site threatens to open old wounds.
Dalí Foundation Sues Yet Another Dalí Museum, and the Outcome Is Unpredictable
The Dalí Foundation has their sights on the Monterey museum devoted to the Spanish Surrealist and unlike the case in Spain, which the foundation lost, this may be different.