Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions

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!

Alberto Giacometti in the Eugène Rudier au Vésinet park posing between The Burghers of Calais, by Auguste Rodin, 1950 Alberto Giacometti in the Eugène Rudier au Vésinet park posing between The Burghers of Calais, by Auguste Rodin, 1950

Patricia Matisse
Alberto Giacometti in the Eugène Rudier au Vésinet park posing between The Burghers of Calais, by Auguste Rodin, 1950
Fondation Giacometti Archives, Paris

Rodin-Giacometti

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid)

Curators:
Catherine Chevillot
Catherine Grenier

Associate curator:
Hugo Daniel

   


The Rodin-Giacometti exhibition highlights the connection between two artists that questioned the principles of sculpture throughout their careers and subverted the traditional gaze toward the human body from a renewed aesthetic. The exhibition begins with certain common interests, the ways in which two artists separated by two generations, the French Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and the Swiss Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), maintain a dialog through time around traditional aspects (modeling, the materials, the relationship with the past) as well as revolutionary ones (the work in series or the constant questioning of the foundations, which become a conforming aspect of the work).

The works selected, arranged to represent a constant conversation within the space, demonstrate how both creators found, within their respective eras, ways of drawing closer to the figure that reflected a new, personal vision, but one that was linked to the times: for Rodin it is the world prior to the Great War; for Giacometti it is the time immediately after the Second World War.

This exhibition is a result of a collaboration between Fondation Giacometti, Paris, Musée Rodin, Paris, and Fundación MAPFRE.

Jasmijn towards the Light by Richard Learoyd Jasmijn towards the Light by Richard Learoyd

Richard Learoyd
Jasmijn towards the Light
Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco
© Richard Learoyd, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Richard Learoyd

Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall (Madrid)

Curator: Sandra Phillips

 

Richard Learoyd (Nelson, United Kingdom, 1966) is one of the most well-known contemporary photographers working today. His work, a dialogue with both painting and early photography, plants its roots firmly in the past in terms of subject matter and technique. The themes reflect the classic genres of traditional painting: portraits, landscapes and still lifes. And the technique involves making positive prints inside the camera, an artisanal process enhanced by a camera obscura that the artist built himself.

There is no negative for the color photographs, so each one is a unique copy. Even if the photographer takes the picture again, it will never be exactly the same.

The exhibition, which covers the last ten years of his work, is organized by Fundación MAPFRE and includes 51 works from important public and private collections and the photographer's own studio. The show also includes a landscape taken in Spain commissioned by Fundación MAPFRE and that has been added to the MAPFRE photography collection, which now has two works by the artist.