Exhibitions at Fundacion MAPFRE
Paolo Gasparini is the photographer who has best portrayed the cultural tensions and contradictions of the South American continent. His images convey the harsh social reality faced by a region whose cultural authenticity is unquestionable, and where the past and local traditions parley with a clumsily imposed modernity.
Gasparini creates an oeuvre with its own visual language that always seems to express a criticism of consumer society while at the same time revealing a certain obsession with … more
One of the most remarkable details of the career of Carlos Pérez Siquier (Almería, 1930–2021) was how he maintained, since his start in the 1950s, his position as an artist working from the periphery, having lived his whole life in his native Almería. Without having ever moved to a major metropolitan centre like Madrid or Barcelona, Pérez Siquier became a fundamental figure in Spanish photography, and was continually in contact with other major photographers of that time, including Jo… more
Fundación mapfre is pleased to present Jorge Ribalta. It’s All True: Fictions and Documents 1987–2020. This exhibition, Jorge Ribalta’s first retrospective, traces the evolution from the illusionistic staged photographs he began taking in 1987 to the "documentary photography" he embraced in 2005 and continues practising today.
In 1941, Orson Welles conceived It’s All True as blend of documentary and docufiction, a feature film comprising three different segments that told three storie… more
Fundación MAPFRE presents the largest retrospective of Judith Joy Ross (Pennsylvania, 1946) to date, which explores the photographic archive that the artist has been developing over the last thirty years.
In 1966 she began taking photographs of the people in her city as a way of understanding the emotional world of those around her. In 1979, after several trips around Europe, Ross definitively focuses on the portrait genre and marksa turning point in this genre with her images. Thanks to… more
An apprentice in Man Ray’s studio and influenced in his origins by artists such as Brassaï, André Kertész or Eugène Atget, Bill Brandt (Hamburg, 1904-London, 1983), one of the founders of modern photography, conceived the language of photography as a powerful means of contemplating and understanding reality, but always from a primacy of aesthetic considerations over documentary ones.more
Fundación MAPFRE photography collection
Surrealism, Photography and Cinema