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"I am interested in contemporary art because it speaks to us of our times and of ourselves, because it creates and develops a language that can explain, in a new way, the world in which we happen to live and of which we often only brush the surface"

Helga de Alvear

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    Image &(Con)Text: S.M.S nº5

    Presentamos el quinto número de S.M.S., una revista creada en 1968 en Manhattan como espacio colaborativo de artistas, caracterizada por la heterogeneidad de las manifestaciones artísticas que recoge, y que abogan por la libertad del autor y por la lucha contra la concepción mercantilista del arte

    ESCRIBIR TODOS SUS NOMBRES (To write down all their names)

    An exhibition coproduced by PalaisPopulaire and Helga de Alvear Museum. Artworks created by artists from Helga de Alvear Collection compose this exhibition that documents an exciting but little-known chapter of contemporary art.


    The Helga de Alvear Museum offers specialized publications on the Collection. Check out the catalogs of temporary exhibitions and other academic publications.

    Artist Talk

    Thomas Hirschhorn at the Museum

    Can art be a tool? The Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn offers a tour of the installation currently on display at the Museum.