Exhibitions in 2017
Interwar Italian Art, Hell according to Rodin
9 exhibitions in 2017
Le Penseur, sur élément de chapiteau, 1881-1888 (detalle)
Musée Rodin, París. S.03469
© agence photographique du musee Rodin - Pauline Hisbacq
Hell According to Rodin
From October 11th, 2017 until January 28, 2018, you have the chance to discover in Barcelona Hell According to Rodin. This exhibition included a hundred sculptures and some thirty drawings, rarely exhibited, as well as several models and models that allow us to follow the creative process of the sculptor and the evolution that the Puerta de Infierno suffered over the years.
Portrait of Countess Mathieu de Noailles, 1913. Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao Inv. 82/50
© Ignacio Zuloaga, VEGAP, Madrid, 2017
Foto: © Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Zuloaga in Belle Époque Paris, 1889-1914
From 28th September to 7th January in our Fundación MAPFRE Hall Recoletos Ignacio Zuloaga in Belle Époque Paris. The exhibition combines a deep sense of tradition with a fully modern outlook, closely linked to Belle Epoque Paris and the symbolist context in which the painter lived during those years.
Clementine and Bebe, Cambridge 1986
Gelatin silver copy, contact
©Nicholas Nixon. Cortesía Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
From 14th September at our Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza in Madrid you were able to visit the largest retrospective exhibition to date on the work by Nicholas Nixon, (Detroit, Michigan, 1947), with a selection of over two hundred photographs. The photographs date back to the first cityscapes of the 70’s to the well-known “Brown Sisters” series
Glassware [Gläser], 1926-1927
17,1 × 22,9 cm
Galerie Berinson, Berlín © Albert Renger-Patzsch / Archiv Ann und Jürgen Wilde, Zülpich / VEGAP, Madrid 2017
Albert Renger-Patzsch. The perspective of things
From 22 June in our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos exhibition hall you gathered the work of Albert Renger-Patzsch (Würzburg, 1897 – Wamel, 1966) considered to be one of the 20th century’s most influential photographers. He was one of the leading representatives of the German New Objectivity, an artistic movement that emerged after the end of World War I, and which in general terms, and as a reaction against the Expressionism that preceded it, strove to represent the world in the most objective way possible. With 185 photographs and documentary material, it is one of the most extensive retrospectives of his work undertaken to date.
Duane Michals, Dr. Heisenberg’s Magic Mirror of Uncertainty, 1998
Sequence of 6 copies in silver gelatin with handwritten text.
Courtesy of the DC Moore Gallery, New York © Duane Michals
Our retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of the US photographer, Duane Michals opened on 31 May until 10 September. The itinerary of the exhibition is distributed in successive stages, that show the different, gradually invented ways of expression of the photographer, along with the varying series made on specific subjects over time. Duane Michals is now 84 and is still creating, taking photographs and inventing techniques that respond to the need to express himself.
From the Women lost in though series
Colecciones Fundación MAPFRE, FM000572
© The Estate of Harry Callahan, courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Portraits. Fundación MAPFRE photography collection
From 22 June until 3 September at the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos exhibition hall,we gathered a selection of over 100 works by different artists, from our photography collection.
The focal point of this exhibition is the portrait of the 20th century, in which different artists from all around the world and historical moments approach the human figure in a variety of ways.
Ritratto di Renato Gualino [Portrait of Renato Gualino], 1923-1924 (detalle)
Istituto Matteucci, Viareggio
©Felice Casorati, VEGAP, Madrid, 2017
“Return to beauty”. Masterpieces of Italian art from between the wars
From 25 February the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall plays host to Italian art from between the wars. Following the Great War, and holding radical avant-gardism responsible for the historical, moral and cultural disorder, the trend throughout nearly the whole of Europe was towards a “return to order”, going back to the security and serenity offered by classicism.
Lewis Baltz Monterey, from the series The Prototype Works, 1967
Silver gelatin copy 20 x 25,2 cm Galerie Thomas Zander, Colonia ©The Lewis Baltz Trust
From 9 February you were able to enjoy the work of the American photographer Lewis Baltz. This is the first exhibition of his work in Spain, as well as being the first international retrospective to take place since his death in 2014. Baltz created a new photographic vision of the United States in the second half of the 20th century. Instead of America’s natural unspoilt beauty, he revealed the suburbs proliferating on the edges of the cities and depicted the landscape as occupied territory.
Susan Sontag, 1977
The Morgan Library & Museum, The Peter Hujar Collection.
Acquired thanks to The Charina Endowment Fund, 2013.108:1.4
© The Peter Hujar Archive, LLC. Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Peter Hujar: Speed of Life
From 27 January to 30 April you have the chance to discover Peter Hujar: Speed of Life. The exhibition constitutes the most detailed account to date of the work of American photographer Peter Hujar, featuring over 150 photos that represent his work from the 1950s to the 1980s.