Paolo Gasparini. Field of Images

JUN.01.2022          AUG.28.2022

Campaña electoral Avda. Urdaneta, Caracas, Venezuela, 1968

Paolo Gasparini
Electoral Campaign, avenida Urdaneta, Caracas, 1968
Fundación MAPFRE Collections
© Paolo Gasparini

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Exhibition

 

JUN.01.2022        AUG.28.2022

Where

Recoletos Exhibition Hall
Paseo Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid

Tel: 915 81 61 00

cultura@fundacionmapfre.org

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

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

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

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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Paolo Gasparini is the photographer who has best portrayed the cultural tensions and contradictions of the South American continent. His images convey the harsh social reality faced by a region whose cultural authenticity is unquestionable, and where the past and local traditions parley with a clumsily imposed modernity.

Gasparini creates an oeuvre with its own visual language that always seems to express a criticism of consumer society while at the same time revealing a certain obsession with the way we are seduced by marketing and advertising.

Italian by birth yet Venezuelan in spirit, through his work the photographer has tried to eliminate the ethnocentric visions and stereotypes that have historically defined Latin America, almost always in terms of ‘the other’, fueled by the different populisms and nationalisms the region has endured.

Curator: María Willis Londoño

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PLUS Ticket

  • TICKET and AUDIO GUIDE for Paolo Gasparini. Field of images and Pérez Siquier. 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 Paolo Gasparini. Field of images and Pérez Siquier.
  • 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.

Commented Tour

  • 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.

MAPFRE Clients

  • MAPFRE offers to its policyholders 2 free tickets (4 if Platinum Client) to visit Paolo Gasparini. Field of images and Pérez Siquier on the date they choose.
  • To obtain courtesy tickets of MAPFRE, access the online ticket office and follow the purchase process. Before payment, the program will request your ID and will automatically activate the free tickets that correspond to you.
  • You can also get them at the ticket office in the room, presenting your ID.
  • Invitations must be used in a single visit.
  • Any question you have, please check these simple instructions.

Collaborating Entities

  • 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 these Rules for group visit.

€3/pax.

Schools

Educational activities for schools are developed entirely in Spanish. If you are interested please consult section Colegios y Familias.

Families

Educational activities for families are developed entirely in Spanish. If you are interested please consult section Colegios y Familias.

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  • Tickets changes or returns are not allowed except for justified force majeure.
  • 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.

The work of Paolo Gasparini enables us to understand not only the differences between Europe and Latin America, but also the tremendous diversity of the latter region, ranging from Mexico to the southernmost tip of the Andes.

The exhibition is divided into sixteen sections that feature the artist’s most important projects over more than six decades of work, with an emphasis on his photobooks, which the photographer recognizes as a means of expression that is just as valid as his photographs.

To See You Better, Latin America (1972): As well as being one of Gasparini’s best-known photobooks, To See You Better, Latin America gave rise to the texts for the exhibition presented at Fundación MAPFRE: The Journey.

The author’s approach to visual culture stems from movement, because while he walks, he portrays, and in this wandering, he reveals the poetry in his work, influenced by urban tragedy, revealing all its vitality amid the chaos. The book is supported by texts by the writer Edmundo Desnoes which address the difference between seeing and looking. This project reflects the urban, social and cultural landscape of Latin America, a continent divided ideologically between socialism and capitalism, where images of Marlboro or Pepsi coexist with those of Che and the Child Jesus, revealing an imagery invaded by messages that are simultaneously political and promotional.

The book arose as a result of the trips Gasparini made through Latin America with the historian Damián Bayón as part of a UNESCO commission to record the continent’s architecture between 1970 and 1972 and to illustrate Bayón’s research.

Il senno di poi: In his work, the artist tends to break with the timescales of his series, revisiting images that he made a long time ago with more recent ones. This is what he himself denotes as il senno di poi: “[…] I mean, with the wisdom of hindsight. I associated images by linking them with different themes, places and dates, trying to organize a new discourse which, through architecture and certain aspects of daily life in the city, would point to a reinterpretation of Caracas in its past and future, representing social, political and cultural contradictions.”

Committed photography: Coinciding with the unrest of the 1960s in Cuba and echoing the nationalisms and populisms that plague Latin America, Paolo Gasparini felt a moral imperative not only to reflect the events actually taking place but also to take a stance alongside the discourse of left-wing intellectuals who, at that time, were advocating for a form of social art that would do justice to these events. Today that commitment is still as valid as ever and, through his work, the artist continues to denounce all forms of extremism.

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