Eduardo Westerdahl: La aventura de mirar
Editor-in-chief of the famous Gaceta de arte, Eduardo Westerdahl was a driving force and leading promoter of the avant-garde. He took Surrealism and Abstraction to the broader Spanish public and, from Tenerife, established links with the Friends of the New Art (ADLAN) and the Group of Catalan Architects and Technicians for the Progress of Contemporary Architecture (GATCPAC) collectives. Thanks to his constant activity as a cultural agitator, which encompassed photography, architecture, film and theater, the world of publications and, of course, art, he formed close relationships with many artists, including Willi Baumeister, Óscar Domínguez, Àngel Ferrant and so on. He also worked as an art critic for a wide variety of catalogs and monographs, in addition to organizing all manner of exhibitions and art events, among them the Escuela de Altamira. This exhibition set out to provide a full account of all of these aspects and presented works and documentation taken, in part, from Westerdahl’s personal archive, some of which is held in the Lafuente Archive.