Art is defined in an interactive system in which various agents come into play, from critics to teachers, from museums to business transactions, from global politics to particular identities. In Spain this network of interests has developed a great deal over the past few decades. This book contributes to a better understanding of how the Spanish context has entered the international art system. It also contributes to forging intellectual paradigms that help describe the functioning of the new art systems appearing in other, emerging countries.
In connection with this book, the last publication of Juan Antonio Ramírez, there will also be a presentation of La historia del arte y sus enemigos. Estudios sobre Juan Antonio Ramírez (UAM ediciones and Ediciones de Universidad de Castilla-La-Mancha, 2010), the first study dedicated to the author of Duchamp. Love and Death, Even (1999). The book, edited by Julián Díaz and Carlos Reyero, includes chapters by a broad selection of authors.
Carlos Reyero, Chaired Professor of Art History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Ana Ávila, Full Professor of Art History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and in the Contemporary Art and Visual Culture master's programme offered by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Museo Reina Sofía.
Julián Díaz Sánchez, Chaired Professor of Art History at the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, research resident at Museo Reina Sofía in 2011.
Jesús Carrillo, Head of Cultural Programmes at Museo Reina Sofía and Full Professor of Art History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.