The Sculpture Vanishes: Talking Art and Fiction with Juan Tallón

Tue Oct 04 2022 at 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Fahrenheit Madrid | Madrid

The Madrid Bookie
Publisher/HostThe Madrid Bookie
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Spanish author Juan Tallón will talk about his novel "Obra Maestra", a fictionalized investigation of a scandal that rocked the art world
About this Event

"I need each novel to be almost impossible to write and for it to create uncertainty."

Join The Write Salon and author JUAN TALLÓN for an evening of discussion about his latest novel Obra Maestra, a fictional investigation of an art world scandal: the incredible disappearance of a 38 ton Richard Serra sculpture from the Reina Sofía Museum collection. Tallón will be in conversation with journalist and art historian AMANDA KELLY. Come for the deep dive into literature and the world of contemporary art, and stay for the informal drinks and mingling!

We're thrilled to collaborate again with our friends at Fahrenheit Madrid who will host this conversation at their beautiful art gallery in the barrio Justicia.

Please note: The conversation will be held in English (with translation from Spanish for Mr. Tallón)

JUAN TALLÓN is a Spanish journalist and author. His latest novel Obra maestra is a literary inquiry into the disappearance of a 38-ton Richard Serra sculpture from the Reina Sofía Museum collection. It's also an investigation into the inner workings of the contemporary art world, the value of artistic creation and the role of public art institutions. His writing, in Galician and Spanish, spans non-fiction titles like Libros peligrosos (Dangerous Books) and Mientras haya bares (While there are bars), and the novels El váter de OnettiFin de poema, Rewind, and his latest, Obra Maestra.

AMANDA KELLY is a journalist and art historian. An associate director with the public relations consultancy, Pickles PR, she advises on press outreach, communications strategy and cultural diplomacy, collaborating with arts institutions and museums around the world. She has worked for The Guardian and Observer, Global News, and El País.

AITANA MENDIOROZ GALLO is an interpreter and translator for Spanish, English, and French. She is also an editor, broadcaster, and an unconditional lover of books. Aitana has interpreted for public figures such as Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, and Garry Kasparov.

founded in 2019, exhibits international emerging contemporary art. With a strong commitment to artists, Fahrenheit works closely with each one of them to realize distinctly envisioned exhibitions that foster artistic exploration and growth.

Tickets: 15€


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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Fahrenheit Madrid, Calle Justiniano 8, Madrid, Spain


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