Exhibitions at Fundacion MAPFRE
Paolo Gasparini (Gorizia, Italy, 1934. Resident of Venezuela since 1954) is the photographer who best portrays the cultural tensions and contradictions of South America. His images transmit the harsh social reality faced by a region whose cultural authenticity is unquestionable and where past and tradition dialogue with a clumsy modernity. Gasparini’s work has a visual language of its own through which he seems to criticize the consumer society.
The exhibition featuring Carlos Pérez Siquier (1930 – 2021) is presented as a retrospective of his most important series and as a heartfelt tribute to the photographer who died recently. From his native Almería, he stood out on the Spanish and international scene as a key figure in the forging of photographic modernity and the professionalization of the medium in Spain. From postulates close to neorealism and, later on, as a pioneer of color photography, Pérez Siquier had a singular perspec… 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