19 apagones y un destello
Book presentation by Valentín Roma
- Date: December 16, 2020
- Time: 6:00 pm
- Location: Auditori
- Free activity with prior registration and limited places
Valentín Roma presents his latest book 19 apagones y un destello, edited by Arcàdia, at Es Baluard Museu. This literary meeting is part of the #LetsReadTogether book presentation cycle, which has the presence of its authors.
The publications deal with different issues in the sphere of thought and reflection on contemporary art. Once the presentation is finished, the writers will sign copies of the editorial news. Attendance at the event requires prior registration due to preventive anti-COVID-19 restrictions, which will be done in strict order of arrival.
Presents: Imma Prieto, director of Es Baluard Museu
Synopsis: The episodes in this book make up a certain manifesto on interpretation. A problematic endeavor because it attends to the blind spots of history rather than its highlights. Anna Magnani argues with Joan of Arc, Nicanor Parra reprimands Chardin, Marguerite Duras comments on a sequence from American Beauty, Susan Sontag spies Vermeer’s latest painting. Perhaps art is nothing more than talking in the dark, we may only look to focus on the circumstances, to subtract heroism from our insignificance.
Valentín Roma. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art, he is currently a professor of Art Theory at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has curated numerous exhibitions in national and international museums such as the Kunstverein in Stuttgart, the Venice Biennale, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Tàpies Foundation, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. He was chief curator of MACBA and, since 2016, he has been director of La Virreina Centro de la Imagen de Barcelona. At the Periférica publishing house, he has published the novels El enfermero de Lenin (2017) and Retrato del futbolista adolescente(2019), as well as the essay Rostros (2011).