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Radical Conceptual Art revisited: A social and political perspective from the East and the South


Name: Simón Marchán Fiz

Place and data of birth: [1941] Zamora

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PhD in Philosophy and Arts, he is Professor of Esthetics and Director of the Technical School of Architecture (Valladolid University). He has also been teaching at the Arts Division of the Complutense University (Madrid) and the Autonoma University (Madrid), as well as at the Technical School of Architecture in  Madrid and Las Palmas. He is the author of several studies about aesthetics, art and architecture. On this respect, we should highlight the following works: “Del arte objetual al arte de concepto (1972-1974)”, “La arquitectura del siglo XX” (1974), “El Universo del arte” (1981), “La condición postmoderna de la arquitectura” (1982), “La estética en la cultura moderna” (1982) and “Contaminaciones figurativas”. He has also collaborated in other works: “España: vanguardia artística y realidad social” (1976). “Escritos de arte de vanguardia” (1979), “El descrédito de las vangaurdias asrtísticas” (1980).

He is Professor of Esthetics and Theory of Arts in the College of Philosophy of the National University of Education at Distance (UNED). Graduated and PhP of Philosophy and Arts by the Complutense University, he extended his studies in the Universities of Cologne and Bonn (Germany).

He has been a member of the Foundation of the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art (MEAC, Madrid), member of the International Commission for the Foundation of the National Museum Center of Art Reina Sofía, and member of the Foundation of the Galaic Center of Contemporary Art.  At present he belongs to the Consultancy Committees of Telefonica Collection of Art (Madrid) and Patio Herreriano (Museum of Contemporary Art in Valladolid).
He has commissioned several international exhibitions and has published many works about aesthetic and arts theory. He has also taken part in some collective projects.

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