Exhibitions 2018

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.

Shomei Tomatsu Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu

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.

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The eye of Paris The eye of Paris

Brassaï

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.

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

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

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.

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Ed van der Elsken Ed van der Elsken

Ed van der Elsken

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.

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Derain, Balthus, Giacometti. Friendship among artists Derain, Balthus, Giacometti. Friendship among artists

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti. Friendship among artists

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.

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