Berenice Abbott. Portraits of modernity

Exhibition in Madrid (Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall) and Barcelona (Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall)


After a stay at our Barcelona exhibition halls, the Berenice Abbott. Portraits of Modernity exhibition arrives in Madrid to showcase the peculiar gaze of this unique artist. With the cities of New York and Paris taking a starring role as well as her portraits of artists and intellectuals of the 1920s and 1930s, Berenice Abbott offers us her personal vision of an era.

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Casa Garriga Nogués. Diputació, 250. 08007 Barcelona
Recoletos Exhibition Hall. Paseo de Recoletos, 23. 28004 Madrid

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Berenice Abbott is more than a photographer, she is the pioneer of a modern and bold way of viewing the world. Her unconventional and extraordinary character is evident in her images and in the Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century documentary made by Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock in 1992, which is being screened at our Recoletos Exhibition Hall on the occasion of her photography exhibition.

The documentary Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century (1992), in original version and lasting 56 minutes, can be seen on Monday, every hour from 2.30pm to 6.30pm (final showing), from Tuesday to Saturday, every hour from 10.30am to 6.30pm (final showing) and on Sundays and bank holidays, every hour from 11.30am to 5.30pm (final showing).

The exhibition has been produced by Fundación MAPFRE and curated by Estrella de Diego, professor of Contemporary Art at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. This is the biggest Berenice Abbott retrospective ever organized in Spain, with pieces from some of the most important North American collections. The New York Public Library, The George Eastman Museum (Rochester, New York), The Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York), The International Center of Photography (New York), the MIT Museum (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and The Museum of the City of New York.

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Berenice Abbott. Portraits of modernity

Berenice Abbott
West Street, 1932
International Center of Photography Purchase, with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lois and Bruce Zenkel Purchase Fund, 1983 (388.1983)
© Getty Images/Berenice Abbott

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