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!

Ed van der Elsken Ed van der Elsken


Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza exhibition hall (Madrid) 



Fundación MAPFRE presents the widest ever Spanish retrospective of the photographic and cinematographic work of Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990), acknowledged as the most important Dutch photographer of the 20th century.

In the streets of major cities: Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Tokio, Van der Elsken found the ideal inspiration and settings, peopled by the intransigent, striking, surprising and rebellious figures that feature in his work. The artist developed a personal, courageous and somewhat unconventional style influenced by legendary international photographers such as Robert Frank and William Klein, while his own legacy can be seen in the works of Nan Goldin and Paulien Oltheten.



Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid)

Curator: Jacqueline Munck


This exhibition was conceived by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris Musées and co-organized with Fundación MAPFRE.

A selection of more than one hundred paintings, graphic work and sculptures, mainly from the 1920s to the 1960s, explores the crucial moments of the creative friendship between these three artists. Underlying all the works of Derain, Balthus and Giacometti is a continuous review of painting's codes of representation: style, chiaroscuro, the formal clarity of the drawing and the geometry. The three artists run counter to idea of figuration and harking back to painting's past in an artistic ambience that consecrates the abstract and surrealist movements.



Fundación MAPFRE Garriga i Nogués exhibition hall (Barcelona) 

Curator: Peter Galassi


Brassaï (1899-1984) was a key member of a group of European and North American photographers who, over the course of the 20th century, managed to redefine the identity and enrich the potential of photography as an artistic medium.

The main theme of his work was Paris, the subject matter for some of his most significant and renowned images. He captured vibrant images of the daily life of the city, especially the vitality of its night-time atmosphere, in a vivid expression of the powerful artistic dimension of his perspective.

The evocative capacity of his images achieved unquestionable recognition that spread from artistic photography circles to the tourist industry and the commercial photography circuit.