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!

BRASSAÏ BRASSAÏ

BRASSAÏ

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall (Madrid) 

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.

Shomei Tomatsu Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu

Fundación MAPFRE Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall (Barcelona)

CuratorJuan Vicente Aliaga

 

The perceptive and subtle photography of Tomatsu (1930-2012) covers more than six decades in the life and times of Japan.

Tomatsu created a vast collection of images in which he developed a ground- breaking poetic realism through the use of visual experimentation. The most prestigious photos of his career reflect issues of social importance. The artist uses the posed technique to reflect the life of the Japanese in the grim post-war years and the student protests of the sixties. Special attention should be given to Tomatsu's close personal and professional relationship with Okinawa, the largest of the Ryukyu Islands to the south of Japan, attracted as he was by a people faithful to their traditions and customs who fought tooth and nail to defend their way of life and spiritual freedom.