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Exhibition in homage to Juan Hidalgo.

The Spanish artist Juan Hidalgo (1927-2018), co-founder of the artistic group Zaj and winner of the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 2016, could also have received the National Prize for Music, which, however, was not awarded to him. He described himself as “son of John Cage and grandson of Marcel Duchamp”. As a pianist and composer he was a pupil of, among others, Nadia Boulanger and Bruno Maderna and was, in fact, in 1957, the first Spanish composer to participate and present his work at the Cursos Internacionales de Verano de Darmstadt . This Thursday the exhibition De la barroca triste a la barroca alegre, a photographic tribute to his memory, will open at the Galeria Adora Calvo in Las Rozas (Madrid), where you will also have the opportunity to see and listen to an audiovisual montage in which the sound part corresponds to his minimalist music album Rrose Sèlavy, originally published in 1977 in Milan and re-released in 2018 by Discos Transgenero. The exhibition will be open till November 15th.

© Photograph downloaded from the artist’s website.