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F. Miguel Caballero Vázquez

Assistant Professor of Peninsular Studies Northwestern University


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Miguel Caballero-Vázquez is Assistant Professor of Peninsular Studies at Northwestern University. He is currently finishing his first book manuscript, tentatively entitled The Monument of Tomorrow: Conservation and Avant-Garde in the Spanish Civil War. In the context of the 1930s total war, anti-fascism, and international communism, the book studies how writers, artists, architects, activists, and citizens at large proposed and practiced avant-garde notions of conservation and radical monumentality, which were precedents to the protectionist work later carried out during the Second World War and the emergence of the notion of World Heritage. He has also curated two exhibitions on monumentality. Sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium, Ephemeral Treasures was co-curated with Robert Bird and artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo, and held at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow in 2019. A solo exhibition of artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Fake Games: The Collectivized Monument, was held at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in the winter of 2019–2020.