Along with Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp is considered the most influential artist of the 20th century. While Picasso’s creations represent a more continuist evolution in comparison with great classical masters, Duchamp’s work, irreverent, full of layers and extremely original, reflects a path toward rupture. His work was the great precursor t the conceptual art that characterised the contemporary art scene from his time until the present day.

Philosopher and professor of aesthetics José Jiménez is a great scholar of Marcel Duchamp’s work and author of several essays on the man. He analyses the French artist and contextualises his findings in relation to the works of other Dadaist and Surrealist creators, such as Francis Picabia and Man Ray. Along with these artists, Duchamp is the star of Fundación Canal’s latest exhibition “Surrealisms. The Age of the Machine”.


José Jiménez

Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, José Jiménez is philosopher, writer, curator of art exhibitions, and art critic.

He has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions, which most recently include: We are fully free. Women artists and surrealism (Museo Picasso, Málaga, October 2017 – January 2018), and the six exhibitions from the series La expresión iberoamericana, featuring contemporary artists from Latin America in Spain (2019-2024).

His latest publications include: Teoría del arte (Tecnos, Madrid, 2002), directing the Spanish edition of Escritos, by Marcel Duchamp (Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona, 2012), La imagen surrealista (Trotta, Madrid, 2013), Crítica en acto. Texts and interventions on contemporary Spanish art and artists (Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona, 2014), the new, revised and expanded edition of Imágenes del hombre. Fundamentos de Estética (Tecnos, Madrid, 2017), Crítica del mundo imagen (Tecnos, Madrid, 2019), and El aprendiz en el sol. Marcel Duchamp y la experiencia estética de la modernidad (La Oficina Ediciones, Madrid).

Ana Romero

With a degree in Information Sciences and a master’s degree from El País, Ana Romero has been working in the Culture section of the news programme on TVE’s La 1 for twenty years. Thanks to her career and professional involvement, she is a leading journalist in the culture sector.


Date and time
14/03/2024 18:30h.