2020 Exhibitions

Photography and sculpture in a year when COVID-19 has also been prominent

Photography and sculpture in a year when COVID-19 has also been prominent
With the work of Pérez Siquier, one of the most powerful and important figures in Spanish photography in recent decades, in Barcelona and the sober and intense images of Richard Learoyd in Madrid, we reaffirmed our commitment to photography, culminating in an exhibition of the American social landscape by Lee Friedlander. Madrid’s Sala Recoletos was given over to Auguste Rodin and Alberto Giacometti, two sculptors who, despite being more than a generation apart, provide parallels and disparities that are revealed for the first time in a joint exhibition.

6 exhibitions in 2020

Paul Strand

Paul Strand
Wall Street, New York, 1915
Fundación MAPFRE Collections © Aperture Foundation Inc., Paul Strand Archive

Paul Strand

Barcelona
OCT.09.2020
JAN.24.2021

The exhibition displays a wide selection (110 images) from Strand’s set of photographs in the Foundation’s collection, the most complete of the author in European institutions.

Bill Brandt

ill Brandt
Cuckmere River, 1963
Private Collection
© Courtesy of Bill Brandt Archive and Edwynn Houk Gallery

Bill Brandt

Barcelona
OCT.09.2020
JAN.24.2021

An apprentice in Man Ray’s studio and influenced in his origins by artists such as Brassaï, André Kertész or Eugène Atget, Bill Brandt (Hamburg, 1904-London, 1983), one of the founders of modern photography, conceives the photographic language as a powerful means of contemplation and understanding of reality, but always from a primacy of aesthetic considerations over documentaries. Published in the press or in books, some of his photographs quickly became iconic pieces, indispensable to understanding mid-century English society.

Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander
New York, 1963
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Lee Friedlander

Madrid
OCT.10.2020
JAN.10.2021

The exhibition proposes a complete chronological tour of his extensive work, highlighting some of his most significant projects, such as American Monuments, and with a notable presence of publications (one of the aspects of his career to which Friedlander himself has always dedicated a special attention) and other documentary materials where you can learn about the complex work of one of the most influential photographers of our time.

Rodin-Giacometti

Madrid
JUN.02.2020
AUG.23.2020

Despite being separated by more than a generation, there are similarities and discrepancies between the creative careers of Auguste Rodin and Alberto Giacometti that are revealed for the first time in this joint exhibition which can be enjoyed at our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall until 23 August 2020.

Richard Learoyd

Richard Learoyd
Horse Head, 2012
© Richard Learoyd. Courtesy of the artist and of the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Richard Learoyd

Madrid
FEB.21.2020
MAY.24.2020

After a period in our Barcelona exhibition hall and then the Fotomuseum Den Haag in The Hague, the show was available to enjoy in our Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall until 24 May.

Carlos Pérez Siquier

Carlos Pérez Siquier
Marbella, 1974
© Carlos Pérez Siquier

Carlos Pérez Siquier

Barcelona
FEB.14.2020
MAY.17.2020

This exhibition aims to serve as an extensive retrospective of his most distinguished series carried out between 1957 and 2018 and includes a substantial number of unpublished images and documentary material that enrich the understanding of his work. The show is open to the public at our Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall in Barcelona until 17 January, 2020.