Exhibitions 2018

Photography in Madrid and Barcelona. The vision of Derain, Balthus and Giacometti

Photography in Madrid and Barcelona. The vision of Derain, Balthus and Giacometti
Photography takes center stage for spring. Brassaï, the great 20th century photographer from Hungary comes to our Barcelona and Madrid exhibition halls thanks to an exceptional loan from the Estate Brassaï Succession (Paris) and other loans from some of the most important North American and European institutions and private collections. The work of Van der Elsken, the “enfant terrible” of Dutch photography, brings a touch of modernity to the Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall in Madrid and in Barcelona we cover more than six decades of the life and times of Japan from the provocative perspective of the photographer Shomei Tomatsu Our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall in Madrid is showing a collection of more than 200 works created by Derain, Balthus and Giacometti, one of the most original and representative artistic circles of the last century.

8 exhibitions in 2018

Picasso – Picabia. Painting in Question

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937. Musée national Picasso-Paris. © Estate of Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Francis Picabia, Habia II, ca. 1938 y ca. 1945. Ursula Hauser Collection, Suiza. © Francis Picabia, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018

Picasso – Picabia. Painting in Question

Barcelona
OCT.11.2018
JAN.13.2019

Enjoy Picasso-Picabia. Painting in question, an exhibition dedicated to these two artists who are fundamental to the history of art, but who have never been associated in this way. The exhibition was held until January 13, 2019 in the Fundación MAPFRE Barcelona exhibition hall (Casa Garriga Nogués).

Rediscovering the Mediterranean

Théo van Rysselberghe
La punta Saint-Pierre en Saint-Tropez, 1896
Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg. Émile Mayrisch Collection. Luxembourg Red Cross
© Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg | Tom Lucas

Rediscovering the Mediterranean

Madrid
OCT.10.2018
JAN.13.2019

Access all of the information on the exhibition Rediscovering the Mediterranean at the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall. Click here for more information.

Humberto Rivas. Creator of images

Madrid
SEP.21.2018
JAN.05.2019

Humberto Rivas is one of the central figures in the development of photography in Spain. You have been able to appreciate his work in this exhibition that takes you on a journey from the 1970s up to 2005 at the Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall in Madrid.

Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu
Eiko Oshima, Actress in the Film Shiiku (Prize Stock), 1961
Collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
© Shomei Tomatsu – INTERFACE / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film

Shomei Tomatsu

Barcelona
JUN.05.2018
SEP.16.2018

From 5 June, in the Casa Garriga Nogués which is our exhibition hall in Barcelona, you will be able to visit the first retrospective produced in Spain of the work of Shomei Tomatsu (Nagoya, Aichi 1930 – Naha, Okinawa, 2012), undoubtedly one of the most important photographers of post-war Japan.

Brassaï

Brassaï
View through the pont Royal toward the pont Solférino, c. 1933
Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris
© Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris

Brassaï

Madrid y Barcelona
FEB.20.2018
SEP.02.2018

After passing through Barcelona, the BRASSAÏ exhibition, an in-house production featuring the work of this great Hungarian photographer, a key figure in the history of 20th century photography, is now coming to Madrid. The show traces his career with over 200 exhibits (period photographs, drawings, a sculpture and documentary material) and can be enjoyed in our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhbition Hall until 2 September 2018.

Tribute to Miró. Women in the drawings of the Fundación MAPFRE Collections

Egon Schiele
Schlafendes Mädchen [Sleeping Girl], 1909
Watercolor, pastel and graphite on paper
Colecciones Fundación MAPFRE
Inv. FM000325
Foto: © Fernando Maquieira, 2018

Tribute to Miró. Women in the drawings of the Fundación MAPFRE Collections

Madrid
MAR.19.2018
JUL.08.2018

This space has given us the chance to reflect and delve deeper into the work of the brilliant Catalan artist and to find recurring motifs in his work that open up a dialogue with other works of art. For this tribute to the figure of Joan Miró, we have chosen a subject that takes center stage in his work and is also a central topic in our collections of drawings: women.

Ed van der Elsken

Madrid
JAN.25.2018
MAY.20.2018

From 25th January you will be able to visit the exhibition on the work by Ed van der Elsken at the Bárbara de Braganza Hall in Madrid with the largest retrospective look in our country on the photographic and cinematographic work by the author, who was undoubtedly one of the most relevant personalities in the artistic world in the second half of the 20th Century in the Netherlands.

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti. Friendship among artists

André Derain
Isabel Lambert, 1935-1939, Oil on canvas, 75,6 × 74 cm
© André Derain, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Foto: © North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (Carolina del Norte).

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti. Friendship among artists

Madrid
FEB.01.2018
MAY.06.2018

From 1-6 February in our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall in Madrid we are presenting an exhibition that explores the the friendship between three of the great artists of the 20th century: André Derain, Balthus and Alberto Giacometti. The visions of these three artists, never before contrasted, coincide in what must be demanded of a work of art. Far beyond the mutual admiration and sincere affection that bonded them throughout their lives, their profound agreement on aesthetic questions is the common thread running through this exhibition.