All posts by Amanda HEROLD

“Julio González: Drawings, papers and figures from the collection of the IVAM”, Fondation Vila Casas, Barcelone, September 19 – December 30, 2018

Julio Gonzalez’s drawings are currently on display in his hometown, at the Vila Casas Foundation in Barcelona. This exhibition of drawings from the IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez highlights the importance of this means of expression for the artist throughout his career. Dominated by the female figure, the human form is transformed according to Gonzalez’s interrogations […]

Roberta González in “Hans Hartung: the war years”, musée Zervos, Vézelay, July 14-October 15, 2018

Several works by Roberta Gonzalez are currently on display in Vézelay in the exhibition “Hans Hartung: the war years” at the Zervos Museum, organized in partnership with the Fondation Hartung-Bergman. The exhibition retraces the German painter’s work during the period surrounding the Second World War. During this time, Hartung was married to Roberta Gonzalez, Julio Gonzalez’s only […]

“Hello World”. Gonzalez at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin

« Hello World. Revising a Collection », Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, April 28-August 26, 2018 The Nationalgalerie of Berlin is currently seeking to reconceptualize its collection, largely focused on Western art, from a more global perspective. Its current exhibition « Hello World. Revising a Collection », responds to this query. Gonzalez’s “Masque de Montserrat” is featured in this temporary display. […]

“Julio Gonzalez’s Constellations: Between Representation and Abstraction”, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez (Valencia, Spain), until December 31, 2018

Josep Salvado, curator at the l’IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, has reorganized the room devoted to Julio Gonzalez in the Spanish museum in “constellations”. Gonzalez’s major works dialogue with those of artists inspired by him, including compatriots like Jorge Oteiza, Andreu Alfaro and Miquel Navarro or the Americans Tony Smith or David Smith. “Julio Gonzalez’s Constellations” […]

Gonzalez and “Guernica”: Exhibition, Musée national Picasso Paris, March 27-July 29, 2018

Longtime friends and colleagues, Julio Gonzalez and Pablo Picasso participate together in the Spanish Pavilion in the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris.  Both artists take advantage of the occasion to manifest their support for democratic Spain and their fellow Spaniards under attack. Picasso does so with his monumental mural painting, “Guernica”, and his satirical etching, […]

“César” Retrospective: an artistic disciple of Gonzalez at the Pompidou Center Paris

The Pompidou Center Paris presented the first retrospective of César Baldaccini (1921-1998), called “César”. This important French sculptor’s innovative work was inspired by Julio Gonzalez’s iron sculpture. César’s “Welded Iron sculptures”, created in Paris the the postwar era, include human and animal figures, composed from sheet and scrap metal welded using industrial techniques. This creative […]