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IE Art and Business Club meets Jose Manuel Ciria – A unique Artist Talk

Written on January 28, 2014 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE Art Club

By Nir Hindi, Coordinator of IE Art and Business Club and IE Business School IMBA student 2013/14.

IMG_2196On Thursday, January 16 the IE Art and Business Club had its first event for 2014. We had the honor to be hosted by José Manuel Ciria.

José Manuel Ciria is one of the most outstanding artists of his generation and a key figure in the heterogeneous panorama of Spanish painting during the last three decades. Since Ciria deals with conceptual as well as abstract art; his unique style presents the tension, one can say, between formal shapes (rectangles, squares etc.) and a passionate realization on the canvas. 1984, when he had his first solo show at the Ferrière gallery in Paris, Ciria has developed a broad career and has been honored with numerous awards and exhibitions.

Last year a documentary film on Ciria’s life was released and screened at the Moma. Ciria “agreed to appear on camera for the first time for a film by filmmaker Artur Balder. His follow-up, Ciria pronounced Thiria – a documentary film, is exactly that: a thrilling document of Ciria’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his collectors, his collaborators, and the American critic Donald Kuspit) and rare archive material.”

Ciria spoke with our club members for two hours about the creative process, inspiration, and art. The interesting conversations, in my opinion, can be summed up in one short discussion we had. The question Jose was being asked dealt with the creative mind and the implementation and execution of ideas: “do you ever run out of ideas for new works? Inspiration?”

Ciria replied and described his way of thinking of new ideas saying that he has many ideas every day however fewer hours a day to execute them. The way he describes the creative processes reminds me a lot of the way entrepreneurs think. For me, this is what is at the core of the relationship between Art and Business – the creative mind.

I recommend you go see the Ciria exhibition when you have the chance. But more importantly, if you ever have chance to hear him speak, you should do so.

Read an interview with Jose HERE.

Watch Ciria pronounced Thiria trailer HERE

Jose Ciria’s Web-site HERE



IE Art and Business Club organizes “Meet Jóse Manuel Ciria”

Written on January 14, 2014 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE Art Club

ciriaMeet Jóse Manuel Ciria

IE Art and Business Club

Exclusive Artist Talk

Thursday, January 16, 2014

 IE Art and Business Club is excited to invite you to a special artist talk with Jóse Manuel Ciria.

Ciria is one of the most outstanding artists of his generation and a key figure in the heterogeneous panorama of Spanish painting. Ciri, who exhibits in museums and galleries all around the world appeared on camara for the first time. His follow-up, Ciria, is a thrilling documents of Ciria’s creative process and was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This is a rare opportunity to meet an internationally recognized artist for an exclusive private talk for IE students. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with the artist.

The event will take place at his studio, here in Madrid, and is limited to 15 people. Please register on Campuslife.


IE Art Club organizes “Want to network while enjoying art?”

Written on November 19, 2013 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Art Club

Imagen1Want to network while enjoying art?

Join us for a guided visit of the best and most important galleries in Madrid with an expert in contemporary art. Art Gallery Tour and IE have designed a special tour for IE students to enjoy. You will have the opportunity to network with people who share your interests, learn about contemporary art, get to talk to the gallerist and get a primer on the art market.

Next saturday 30th of November, at 12.00 hours. We´ll meet at Elvira González Gallery, Paseo de los Castaños 3, (Salesas neighborhood). The visit will last approximately 2 hours.

Price (10% discount for IE Student): 22 €. Mail us to and book your place!

Art Gallery Tour was co founded by IE Alumna  María Manjón (EMBA 2012) and is a pioneer initiative in Madrid that aims to bring contemporary art to the general public through guided tours of the Art Galleries most representative of our city.


Kick Off IE Art Club

Written on November 11, 2013 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Art Club

Imagen1The IE Art Club is proud to announce his 2013/14 Kick Off Event. The IE Art Club has the objective of promoting the understanding of Art History and the Art Market (paintings, sculptures, photography, installations…). This networking event has two goals. On the one hand to give the warmest welcome to the new intakes and getting to know each other. On the other hand to brainstorm about the activities we will like to develop the coming academic year. Please come and join us!

The event will be held on Wednesday November 13th at 6pm at room E-011 (Maria de Molina 4)


IE Art Club hosts a seminar on “Contemporary art and how to acquire it”

Written on November 6, 2013 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Art Club


On October 24th IE Art Club hosted the seminar “Contemporary art and how to acquire it”, led by Sofía Urbina, founder and partner of Art Advisory Services. The audience comprised a mix of postgraduate students, IE managers and key figures from the art world, such as the director of ARCO, Carlos Urroz.

The event started with a definition of what is understood by contemporary art, the concept having been established by the world’s two leading auctioneers (Christie’s and Sotheby’s) that consider contemporary art as such if produced after 1949. Afterwards, the speaker shared with the audience a series of personal statements made by the collectors she works for, in which they gave their view of what art means for them. One of the most descriptive of these was “Art is like honey that sweetens the naked truth that humans have to face every day. I will also define it, together with culture, as the element that differentiates us from the “animal” that we all have inside.”

Once the seminar was underway the speaker described her career as an art consultant. She continued by showing photographs she had taken of the pieces of art that had impressed her in the RDR_3080different art fairs she had recently attended. Most of them belonged to Frieze Art Fair, which had taken place the week before. Sofia then got the audience involved in an entertaining game, by giving two or three clues about every work of art and asking the audience to share the feelings the piece inspired in them. As expected, some of the art aroused controversy amongst the audience as it was hard for them to understand why some art should command such a high price, as in the case of the famous mountain of candies by Gonzalez Torres.

After explaining the strong symbolism of the Cuban born artist, Sofia Urbina stated “I think Contemporary Art is smart, if an artist is good they will remain, if not they will be forgotten”. It was interesting to see the controversy created by some works of art, and it was a marvelous overview of great art by masters such as Jaume Plensa, Robert Longo, Tara Donovan, Ali Banisadr and Gerhard Richter. The speaker was unable to hide her preference for the German photorealist.

After the overview a Q&A session was opened, focused mainly on questions about emerging artists and popular collectors. After 90 minutes, this truly interesting seminar came to a close.

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