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C.S. Ogden
C.S. Ogden is a freelance writer and blogger currently based in Western Canada who has spent considerable time in Iberia. She writes on issues concerning public art in urban spaces and on Portuguese culture as well as travel-memoir pieces. A former lecturer of visual culture and art history, she has since traded the darkened lecture hall in favour of outdoor cafes, where she can study art and architecture while enjoying an espresso.

Miró and co. still in demand despite the crisis

Joan Miró’s 'Peinture (Étoile Bleue)'.

The recent sale of works by Spanish artists for record prices highlights the art market’s ability to ignore the ongoing economic slump.

July 6th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

A turbulent history of Madrid’s towers of crisis

Madrid's KIO Towers

The Spanish capital’s KIO Towers have become the defining image of the country’s financial troubles. But this isn’t the first time the twin buildings have symbolized the end of an economic boom.

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Bilbao celebrates 15 years of Guggenheim-inspired transformation

Guggeheim Bilbao

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, now a well-known symbol of a rejuvenated city and of the North American architect Frank Gehry. But how did the construction of an art museum revitalize Bilbao and become a preeminent example of late 20th-century architecture?

May 16th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Iberian architecture builds a modern legacy

Spain and Portugal have been enjoying something of a golden age in recent years when it comes to hosting major new architectural projects. What are the reasons for this success and can it continue?

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Portugal News, Spain News | Read More »

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