Manuel Fontán

Manuel Fontán del Junco
Director of Exhibitions at the Fundación Juan March
Director of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca and the Museu Fundación Juan March in Palma

Since January 2006, he is Director of Exhibitions at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, and Director of its two museums: the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca and the Museu Fundación Juan March in Palma. Studied Philosophy in Spain and wrote his Ph.D. at the University of Münster, Germany, with a Thesis on the Aesthetics of Kant. Author of diverse publications on aesthetics, art and art theory, cultural philosophy and cultural management. He has translated into Spanish texts by Martin Heidegger, Franz Marc, Reiner Kunze, Daniil Charms, Walker Percy, Peter Sloterdijk, Boris Groys and Paul Klee. Between 1995 and 2005, he was Director of three European branches of the Spanish Cultural Center (Instituto Cervantes):  Bremen, Lisbon and Naples.

He has organized and directed, and in some cases curated, among others, the following exhibitions in both the Fundación Juan March and the two museums: The Abstract City. 1966: The Birth of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca (2006); The Abstraction of Landscape - From Northern Romanticism to Abstract Expressionism (2007); Aleksandr Deineka (1899-1969) (2011), Listening with the Eyes - Sound Art in Spain, 1961–2016 (2016); William Morris and company: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Great Britain (2018); Playing Education, Art and Design (2019) and Genealogies of Art, or History of Art as Visual Art (2019).

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