Artists in the Nazi Camps, with Javier Molins
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What materials did the artists in the Nazi camps use, and where did they get them?
Javier Molins holds a doctorate in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a Masters in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has held the posts of Director of the Marlborough Gallery in Madrid and Director of Communications and Development at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM). He currently works as a professor at the Royal Academy of Arts of London and advises foundations and private collectors internationally. He is frequently called on for his expertise on Picasso, Scully, and the contemporary art scene and markets by the media, and often contributes to television, radio, and written publications.
Javier has organized over 35 monographic and thematic exhibitions in many countries across the globe on artists including Pablo Picasso, Sean Scully, Manolo Valdés and Equipo Crónica, among others.
He directed the documentary films “Cézanne visto por Cézanne” (Cézanne as Seen by Cézanne), presented in the Thyssen Museum in Madrid in 2014, and “Valdés como pretexto” (Valdés as a Pretext), which was chosen by the Spanish Ministry of Culture for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film.
Javier has authored and edited various publications, including “Grandes Artistas: La mirada de los descendientes” (Great Artists: Their Descendants’ View), “El arte de coleccionar” (The Art of Collecting) y “Arte y literatura en los catálogos del IVAM” (Art and Literature in the Catalogues of the IVAM). His most recent book “Arte en los campos nazis” (Art in the Nazi Camps) was published in March, 2020. All the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the museums and institutions that collaborated in this project.
(Javier recently presented “Arte en los campos nazis” in Spanish at Centro Sefarad-Israel online. You can watch the presentation here.)