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IE Art and Business Club organizes a visit to PHotoEspaña

Written on June 23, 2014 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE Art Club

PhotoEspanaPHotoEspaña is the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts of Madrid. The Festival’s program gives the general public and specialists a chance to see works created by Spanish and international image-makers; over 600 exhibitions have been presented in museums, art centers and galleries, which have attracted more than half a million visitors each year, making PHotoEspaña the largest cultural event in Spain.

The Gallery tour will take place on June 28th 12:00-14:00 in the beautiful Barrio de las Letras.

The tour costs 10 Euro and Pre-registration and payment is required via Campus Life

Register click here


el-griego-de-toledoIE organizes a guided tour to the exhibition “The Greek from Toledo” on Friday April 25th, Saturday May 10th and Saturday June 7th

In commemoration of the 400 anniversary of the death of Domenikos Theotokopulos “El Greco” Toledo is hosting a major exhibition of his works.

In collaboration with Around Art, IE has organized a guided visit to the different sites of the exhibition. The visit will be conducted by Dr. Maria Fernandez Shaw, who has a broad knowledge of El Greco and extensive history of teaching on the topic.

You can attend this activity for either the full day (98€) or half day (74€). If you want to register or for further information please contact Around Art by phone 917026420 or by email


IE Arts & Business Club hosts “Art Nature vs. Nurture”

Written on April 9, 2014 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE Art Club

villotaBy Nir Hindi (IMBA 2014)

On 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).


PinturaAlejandro de Villota will introduce you some of his findings and insights in relation to the Art Extrinsic value, Art Market transparency and its asymmetries by establishing a comparison with equity market efficiency theories.  After this first business school oriented introduction, Alejandro will share his opinion and vision on the Intrinsic Value of Art, summing up with some concrete steps and actions which he is currently involved to generate an impact in the world by changing the narrative

Alejandro de Villota is the fourth generation of his family devoted to the arts, where we can remark the relevant Spanish painter and writer José Gutierrez Solana (1886 -1945) as well as his father, Javier de Villota (1944), painter, sculptor, architect and human rights activist. He  is a psychologist and economist, and currently a CFA level II candidate. Moreover, and before being full time dedicated to the art world, he worked in investment banking for Societe Generale and for Amundi Asset Management in Madrid and Latin America. This professional experience gave him, to an extend, some of the needed tools to hone his current vision and perspective to the arts. In the last two years, and since he started his full time career in the art world he has developed roles as an artist, curator, coach, collector, philanthropist and merchant. He considers himself a hybrid.

The event will take place on March 26th at 7pm at Room  MM101 (Maria de Molina 31)


IE Art and Business Club organizes a visit to ARCO 2014

Written on February 19, 2014 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Art Club


IE Arts & Business Club is happy to offer you a special discount for one of the most interesting international contemporary art fairs and invite you to a guided tour on the 22nd of February.

This week one of the most interesting international contemporary art fairs, ARCO, will take place (February 19-23rd) here in Madrid. ARCO is Spain’s largest art fair and among the well known in Europe.

IE Arts & Business Club is happy to inform you that a special offer is waiting for you.

During the days (21-23) of the art fair you will be granted with a 50% discount on the entrance fee (20€ instead of 40€). All you need is to show your IE student card at the entrance and mention that you are from IE.

Additionally, on Saturday, February 22, we have organized a FREE guided tour, which will be include in the entrance price.

The tour is limited in number, so please hurry up to register. This is a great opportunity to visit one of the leading art fairs of Europe and to enjoy a guided tour.

IMPORTANT: in order to finalize your registration for the tour, we would like you to pay the entrance in advance at the Campus Life office (María de Molina 31, 7th floor) before 7 pm on Thursday. If you don’t have a chance to make the payment before 7 pm on Thursday, please contact the club at arts& for reserving your spot.

If you only plan attending the fair, but are not interested in the guided tour, no registration is necessary.

Contact us for more information by sending an e-mail to arts&

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