Exhibition in Madrid. Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall
From 31/05/2018 to 02/09/2018
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.
Brassaï's work, already famous by the start of the 1950s, has come to be recognized as one of the cornerstones of the birth and evolution of a new trend in photography which emerged between the two world wars, transcending its purely documentary nature and restoring the concept of photography as a creative medium.
This is the first retrospective of the work of this great master organized since the year 2000 (Centre Pompidou) and the first to take place in Spain since 1993. The exhibition has been made possible thanks to loans from some of the leading European and American institutions and private collections: Estate Brassaï Succession (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, ISelf Collection (London), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, David Dechman and Michel Mercure.
Brassaï is a Fundación MAPFRE production.