Encouraging the exchange of ideas and social analysis

With an interest in the public debate of ideas, Sigman founded Capital Intelectual (in Spain, doing business under the seal Clave Intelectual), a publishing house of various genres including politics, economics, philosophy, sociology and psychology. The publishing house also distributes in Argentina the Southern Cone edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, the monthly that discusses national, regional and international affairs, whose columnists have included renowned personalities such as Gabriel García Márquez, Noam Chomsky and José Saramago.

Hugo Sigman with Daniel Barenboim and Felipe González.

Hugo Sigman y Silvia Gold junto a Ricardo Darín, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Esther García, Oscar Martínez, Agustín Almodóvar, Damián Szifron, Pedro Almodóvar, María Marull, Érica Rivas y Axel Kuschevatzky.

Isaías Drajer, president, CILFA; sculptor Juan Carlos Distéfano; Silvia Gold and Hugo Sigman at the presentation of the artist’s book: Obras: 1958-1912, published by Capital Intelectual.

His contribution to culture took shape in 2005, when Sigman partnered with his friend Oscar Kramer, who died in 2010, to create filmmaking company Kramer&Sigman Films, with a strong encouragement for young Argentine talents. In his role as producer, he has contributed to some of the most successful movies of Argentine filmmaking in recent years, including Wild TalesKamchatkaBurnt Money,  The Dog, andSeventh Floor, among others.

Hugo Sigman y Silvia Gold junto a Ricardo Darín, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Esther García, Oscar Martínez, Agustín Almodóvar, Damián Szifron, Pedro Almodóvar, María Marull, Érica Rivas y Axel Kuschevatzky.

Hugo Sigman and Silvia Gold with Ricardo Darín, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Esther García, Oscar Martínez, Agustín Almodóvar, Damián Szifron, Pedro Almodóvar, María Marull, Érica Rivas and Axel Kuschevatzky.

Additionally, his passion for art led him to be a member of the Advisory Council of the National Fine Arts Museum between 2010 and 2013. He is now member of the Patronage of Museo Reina Sofía, in Madrid, Spain.

Hugo Sigman y Silvia Gold en el pleno del Patronato de la Fundación Museo Reina Sofía. Fotografía: Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores.

Hugo Sigman and Silvia Gold at the Patronage of Fundación Museo Reina Sofía. Photo: Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores.


Of note:

  • Hugo and Silvia have always felt a keen interest in culture. This passion led them to develop a range of artistic and publishing projects, and to found Capital Intelectual publishing house and filmmaking company Kramer & Sigman Films.
  • The same passion motivated them to undertake the restoration project of the old Díaz Vélez Palaceto turn it into the headquarters of Grupo Insud in Buenos Aires. The building has been declared as an urban heritage site.

 

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Grupo Insud’s Headquarters in Buenos Aires.