David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive

MAY.30.2024          AUG.25.2024

El derrocamiento de Cecil John Rhodes después de arrojar heces humanas contra la estatua y de que la universidad accediera a las demandas de los estudiantes para su retirada, Universidad de Ciudad del Cabo, 9 de abril de 2015

David Goldblatt
The dethroning of Cecil John Rhodes, after the throwing of human feces on the statue and the agreement of the university to the demands of students for its removal, the University of Cape Town, 9 April 2015.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, purchased with a gift from Jane P. Watkins, M.P.H. 1979; with the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund; and with support from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2022.37.515. © The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust.

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Exhibition

 

MAY.30.2024        AUG.25.2024

Where

Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid

cultura@fundacionmapfre.org (attention only during the opening hours of the exhibition hall)

Opening hours:
Mondays (except holidays): 2 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday and holidays: 11 am – 7 pm

*The evacuation of the hall starts 10 minutes before closing time. Last access (7:30 pm or 6:30 pm) only allows a 20 minutes tour to the exhibitions.

Closed:
December 25th, January 1st and 6th

Limited opening hours:
December 24th and 31th, January 5th: 11 am – 3 pm

General Ticket:
5 €

Free Access time:
Mondays, 2 pm to 8 pm (except holidays)

How to arrive

Buses: 5 – 14 – 27 – 37 – 45 – 53 – 150
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Subway: Line 4 (Colón), line 2 (Banco de España) and line 5 (Chueca)
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Trains: C-2, C-7, C-8 and C-10
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Audioguides

Available online in Spanish and English. Accessible via mobile without downloads or installations.

Also available in audio device obtainable in the hall (if available).

Price: €4

Accessibility

Ramp for wheelchair access – The three floors of the hall are accessed by a generously-sized elevator.

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Locker Service.

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The artistic career of South African artist David Goldblatt (1930, Randfontein – 2018, Johannesburg) embraced both a wide geographical spread of his country and a wide variety of human situations portraying the day-to-day life of his fellow citizens during and after apartheid. From his beginnings in 1950, his work – which he has progressively reflected in numerous books – has gone hand in hand with the historical, political, social and economic evolution of South Africa. From 1999 onwards, Goldblatt adopted colour for his work, which focused on the harsh living conditions of the post-apartheid period.

Goldblatt photographed with great objectivity the “watchmen”, dissidents, settlers and victims of that regime, the cities they lived in, their buildings, the inside of their homes… His images provide an extensive and touching visual record of the racist apartheid regime, a record that never explicitly shows its violence but clearly reveals all that it represented, as he himself pointed out: […] I avoid violence. And I wouldn’t know how to handle it as a photographer if I found myself caught up in a violent scene […] But then I’ve long since realized—it took me a few years to realize—that events in themselves are not so interesting to me as the conditions that led to the events. These conditions are often quite commonplace, and yet full of what is imminent. Immanent and imminent.

David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive, David Goldblatt: No ulterior motives, gathers together nearly 150 works that show the continuity and strength of his work and also offers, for the first time, connections to other South African photographers from one to three generations later who acknowledge their debt to Goldblatt as a mentor who believed deeply in the value of exchange and debate, as well as in the importance of expressing one’s own opinions.

Curators: Judy Ditner, Leslie M. Wilson y Matthew S. Witkovsky

Exhibition co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid.

The exhibition tour and accompanying publication were made possible thanks to Jane P. Watkins.

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  • TICKET and AUDIO GUIDE for David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive and Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit. The audio guide is accessible online, from your Smartphone, without downloads or installations. An audio device can also be requested in the room (if available).
  • Prices: PLUS General Admission: €9. PLUS Reduced Admission: €7.
  • Does not incluye headphones. You can add them (€1) during the online purchase or at the ticket office. For sustainability reasons we recommend you to bring your own headphones.

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  • Allows to visit David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive and Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit.
  • General admission: €5.
  • Reduced admission: €3 (Beneficiaries of reduced admission).
  • Free Access (0€): Mondays (except holidays), from 2 pm to 8 pm.

The beneficiaries of free admission must obtain their ticket at the ticket office in the room.

(In the case of free access due to disability / reduced mobility, you can request a ticket reservation in advance by e-mail: cultura@fundacionmapfre.org).

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  • Cultural mediation is one of the most dynamic and effective instruments used by Museums to provide their visitors a better understanding of exhibitions.
  • In a brief explanation (15-20 min. approx.), our mediation team shares with interested visitors concepts and information to go in depth in the evaluation and enjoyment of the exhibited works.
  • Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays: from 5 to 8 pm.; Fridays and Saturdays: from 12 am to 2 pm. and from 5 to 8 pm; Sundays and holidays: from 12 am to 2 pm.
  • The commented tour is not offered in august.
  • No additional cost upon entry. Information at reception desk.

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  • MAPFRE offers to its policyholders 2 free tickets (4 if Platinum Client) to visit David Goldblatt. No ulterior motive and Consuelo Kanaga. Catch the Spirit on the date they choose.
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  • If you belong to any of the entities that collaborate with Fundación MAPFRE, you must obtain your reduced ticket (€ 1) at the ticket office in the room.

Audioguides

  • If you have already purchased a individual ticket and want to add the audio guide, you can purchase it here. Price: 4 €
  • The audio guide is accessible online, from your Smartphone, without downloads or installations. An audio device can also be requested in the room (if available).
  • Does not incluye headphones. You can add them (€1) during the online purchase or at the ticket office. For sustainability reasons we recommend you to bring your own headphones.

Groups

Group Visit

  • It’s mandatory for the Group Visit to have a guide or person in charge. To request a guide from the Foundation, ask please for information and rates to: cultura@fundacionmafpre.org
  • The group must be made up of a minimum of 6 pax. a maximum of 11 pax.
  • The use of an audio-guiding system is mandatory for the visit. If the group does not have its own, you must add it (€1/pax) during the online purchase process.
  • Schedule: From Tuesdays to Fridays: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm.
  • Maximum duration of the visit: 60 min.
  • The formalization of the booking implies the acceptance of the Rules for the visit, especially those indicated for “Group Tour”.

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  • The purchase of tickets presupposes the acceptance of the Rules for the visit. We recommend reading it before entering the room.
  • Fundación MAPFRE is not responsible for the rates, schedules and other information applied on the websites of other entities where tickets for their exhibitions can be purchased.
  • If the online ticket purchasing process is cancelled, suspended or cut off, please contact our support telephone numbers: +34 915 816 100 (attention exclusively during the opening hours of the exhibition hall).
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