The Sculptor’s Congress


The International Congress on Monumental Sculpture seeks to be a place of professional reflection where artists, professionals and other mediating agents can, in a practical and accessible way, exchange knowledge and experiences linked to different artistic approaches.

In this first edition, the theme of the congress is not attached to any specific topic, which will be the case in subsequent editions. This time it is about presenting a subject as exciting as it is controversial, and that is recovering its relevance thanks to the work of great figures, many of them controversial, who have started to conquer the public space, either temporarily or definitively. Many of these pieces have earned their permanence due to public enthusiasm and ideal adaptation to a spatial or historical context.

The inauguration of the first edition of the International Congress of Monumental Sculpture is aimed at sculptors, researchers, teachers and any other person interested and/or linked to the field of visual arts who wishes to look deeper into the forms and techniques of expression linked to 21st-century monumental sculpture.

Attendees can enjoy papers presented by artists of recognized prestige based on their professional experience, as well as participate in the subsequent debates based on open discussion.

The programme of this first edition will take a practical approach, looking for a professional exchange of experiences and the creation of lines of tutelage that will help the younger sculptors to gain greater perspective for their work projects as well as the most expert ones to confront their positions. One of the important issues to be discussed will involve awareness of the importance of monumental sculpture in its formative and testimonial dimension. And that is why engaging reflections will be generated on concepts such as visual culture and its various actors.


Congress programme


⇒ Until the 15th December 2018:   Call for Papers. Inscriptions period for speakers

⇒ Until the 15th February 2019:  Inscriptions period for rest of participants

⇒ 22th February 2019:

• From 08:30 to 09:00 h.: Reception and welcome

• From 09:00 to 11:25 h.: Presentation of the congress and participants by the Scientific Committee. Official welcome and inaugural speech by the renowned artist Antonio López García. First part of presentations: Monumental Sculpture as space

• 11:30 to 12:00 h.: Brunch break

• 12:05 to 14:50 h.: Second part of presentations: Monumental Sculture from praxis. 

• 15:30 h. Lunch at the restaurant ‘La Tabola’. Acknowledgements and issuing of accredited diplomas. Photocall. 


Museo de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Josep Mas i Dordal

To make a presentation at the congress


People interested in making a presentation at ALMA  1st International Congress on Monumental Sculpture shall be addressed to the mail before the 15th December 2018 providing full contact details, conference titol, approximate duration (the duration shall not exceed 20 minutes) and an abstract of the paper to be presented.


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