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photoespanaThis time’s PhotoEspaña 2014 was quite the recluse Madrid needed from the drab summer. IE Arts and Business Club had organized a tour in collaboration with the IE Photography club for the event.

This was attended by twenty odd art and photography enthusiasts and the tour was led by Eloisa of Art Gallery Tour. The themes-varying anywhere from abstract to the play of light and dialects ,to the sheer humane side of human history were quite enticing indeed.

A notable work was that of a Belgium video artist, Chantal Akerman, at Elba Benitez Gallery who played with shadows and live video clips to showcase the mother-daughter bonding and the transience of human life and time through her mother’s passing days. Another noteworthy exhibition was from Juan Bufill, at Joan Gaspar Gallery who captures the play of light on water-often resembling Japanese calligraphy. There was also the exhibition at Rafael Perez Hernando Gallery, from David Palacín, on faces from Gorée, a island just in front of Senegal. What was worth noting here was the calm ease of the stance of the figures which were in quiet and complete contrast with the pathos in their eyes.

Overall-this was a day of experience and enlightenment, vision and realisation – the perfect Saturday arty spectacle.PS-This festival runs till the 27th of July. So if you haven’t yet seen it, book out your next day off!


Art Nature vs. Nurture

Written on April 1, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

2014-03-26 19.12.54-2On March 26, the IE Arts & Business Club had the honor to host Alejandro de Villota Ruiz for an exciting speech on the “Art Nature vs. Nurture”.

Alejandro is the son of the famous Spanish artist Javier de Villota and knows both the art world and the business world (as he used to be an investment banker).

In his speech, Alejandro took us on a voyage on pieces of art that touched him personally and he elaborated on the history of art and its changing narratives – from religious and spiritual motives in the Cave of Altamira, to the development of authorship under the patronage of the church, wealthy families and kingdoms (for example Diego Velazquez and his portrait of Pope Innocent X), to finally conclude with the development of the modern narrative of socio-political art, as described by numerous painters such as Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso and Alejandro’s father Javier.

In the last part of his speech, Alejandro explained the development of arts as a business (for example with the foundation of the auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s) as well as market failures in the art world, such as the problem of asymmetric information in art trade. The event concluded with a very interesting Q&A session, with topics like the future of art reception and art trade (e.g. through Internet platforms).

We, the IE Arts & Business Club, would like to thank Alejandro for visiting us and for putting so much effort into this! Also, we would like to thank all the guests that attended the event.

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The coordinators of the IE Arts & Business Club

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