Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions

As a containment measure against COVID-19, and following the instructions of the public authorities, the exhibition halls will remain closed until further notice.

Discover all the exhibitions to be held in coming months at our Madrid and Barcelona exhibition halls. Photography, painting, sculpture, drawing... come and surprise yourself, make plans.

You have an essential date with art over the coming months, don't miss anything!

Oregon, 1997 Oregon, 1997

Lee Friedlander
Oregon, 1997
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Lee Friedlander

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Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid)

Curator: Carlos Gollonet (Chief Curator of Photography Fundación MAPFRE)


In 1963, Lee Friedlander (Aberdeen, Washington, 1934) had defined his photography as the American social landscape. This way he differentiated himself -together with other important artists of the time such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus- from the documentary photographers of previous decades.

After the exhibitions New Documents, organized at the Museum of Modern Art and Toward a Social Landscape at the George Eastman House, the influence that both Walker Evans and Robert Frank had on the three became clear. However, it should not be forgotten that, despite Friedlander's definition of his own work, the new documentary makers were above all interested in knowing more about themselves and the visual facts of their environment than in the social problems that concerned their predecessors.