The presence of French art in Spain and photography of yesteryear and today
Photography takes center stage in our Madrid and Barcelona galleries with exhibitions by Lee Friedlander; Jorge Ribalta; Adolf Más; Bleda and Rosa; Paolo Gasparini; the exhibition Resonancias, an experimental manifesto that consists of selecting a series of works from Fundación MAPFRE’s photographic collection and discussing their reverberation or resonance in contemporary photographic practices; and a retrospective on the work of Carlos Pérez Siquier (1930 – 2021), a tribute to a key artist in the history of photography in Spain. In addition, the exhibition The French Taste, featuring around one hundred and ten works, presents new lines of knowledge on the presence of French art in Spain during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, a period in which the two cultures intermingled and were closely related.
12 exhibitions in 2022
Carrie Mae Weems
The Edge of Time - Ancient Rome, from the series “Roaming”, 2006
Courtesy of the artist and Shainman Gallery, New York
The exhibition covers the entire trajectory of Weems (since the beginning of the 1980s) in a montage that combines the chronological approach with the conceptual.
The annual event with emerging creation and the new generations of photographers who begin their professional careers in Barcelona returns to the KBr Fundación MAPFRE.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres, legado de Ilse Bing Wolff
© Estate of Ilse Bing / Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The exhibition offers us a journey through the work of the photographer Ilse Bing (Frankfurt, 1899-New York, 1998) in Madrid. Do not miss it!
Gran maternidad, 1934
Photo: Tate Pablo Picasso
Figura: proyecto para un monumento a Guillaume Apollinaire, París, otoño de 1928
Musée national Picasso-Paris
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean
The exhibition Julio González, Pablo Picasso and the dematerialization of sculpture reviews the collaboration between these two artists in Madrid.
Bleda y Rosa
Mercado [Market]. Door of the Miletus market. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 2021. Series Tipologies
© Bleda y Rosa, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2023
The Bleda y Rosa exhibition now being presented at the Fundación MAPFRE KBr in Barcelona is the largest retrospective to date.
Fundación MAPFRE Collections
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Luhring Augustine, New York Miguel Ángel Tornero
Untitled (the random series -romananzo-), 2013
© Miguel Ángel Tornero, VEGAP 2022
Fundación MAPFRE Resonances-Collection is conceived as a kind of experimental manifesto. Enter to know all the information.
The exhibition offers us a tour of the work of photographer Carlos Pérez Siquier (1930-2021) in Madrid. Do not miss it!
Electoral Campaign, avenida Urdaneta, Caracas, 1968
Fundación MAPFRE Collections
© Paolo Gasparini
The exhibition Paolo Gasparini. Field of Images presents in Madrid a complete overview of the extensive career of this photographer (1934).
New York City, 1963
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Luhring Augustine, New York
The Lee Friedlander exhibition in Barcelona highlights some of his most significant projects. Enter to know more information.