Exhibition 

‘In Spain: Photography, Commissions, Territories, 1983-2009’

03/06/2021


Pepe Morón, Corta de la Cartuja, margen derecha, 1991 (Sevilla x 15)

On view through 12 September at Museo ICO in Madrid is an exhibition that gathers eleven commissioned photographic reports or surveys – expanded to twenty-nine in the catalog – of the landscape, mostly urban, and the territories of our country. In the context of Festival PHotoESPAÑA 2021, ‘In Spain: Photography, Commissions, Territories, 1983-2009’ continues the research launched in 2019 with ‘Landscapes Frames: European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019,’ which was also mounted at ICO and showed eight long-running shoots carried out on our continent.

Curated by Ramón Esparza, Jorge Ribalta, and Cristina Zelich, the show and the accompanying book reflect the main transformations that came to pass in Spanish territories for which photography was used as a tool for observation and representation. This documental stock-taking is organized in three time periods: the 1980s; the years surrounding the 1992 events, with the large-scale urban changes these brought about; and the first decade of the 21st century. The works of almost seventy photographers are presented, along with the publications produced as records of the eleven surveys selected: Granollers. 8 punts de vista (1983); L’Albufera. Visió tangencial (1985); Vigovisións (1986-2000); Barcelona. una geografía virtual (1990); Sevilla x 15 (1991); Ría de Hierro (1993); Salamanca. Un proyecto fotográfico (2002); Revisitar Canarias (2003); Ocho visiones. Distrito C (2007); Imatges metropolitanes de la nova Barcelona (2008); Destrucción y construcción del territorio. Memoria de lugares españoles (2008-2009).


Gilbert Fastenaekens, Besòs, 1990 (Barcelona. Una geografía virtual). Quaderns d'arquitectura i urbanisme. Arxiu Històric del COAC

Carlos Cánovas, Sefanitro, Barakaldo, 1993 (Ría de Hierro). Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Humberto Rivas, Can Trullàs, Granollers, 1983 (Granollers: 8 punts de vista). Archivo Humberto Rivas C.B.

Guy Hersant, Sin título, 1986 (Vigovisións). Colección fotográfica municipal. Ayuntamiento de Vigo

Ana Muller, Sant Quirze del Vallès, 2007 (Imatges metropolitanes de la nova Barcelona). Colección MACBA. Consorcio MACBA

Xavier Ribas, Sin título, 2001 (Salamanca. Un proyecto fotográfico). Colección DA2 Salamanca. Fundación Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura y Saberes

Sergio Belinchón, Sin título, 2006 (Ocho visiones: Distrito C). Fundación Telefónica

Participating photographers: Fernando Alda, Augusto Alves da Silva, Javier Andrada, Carlos de Andrés, Vicente del Amo, Miriam Bäckström, Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Lothar Baumgarten, Sergio Belinchón, Bleda y Rosa, Diana Blok, Ignacio Cabrero, Carlos Cánovas, Gabriel Cualladó, Toni Cumella, Michael Danner, John Davies, Manel Esclusa, Patrick Faigenbaum, Gilbert Fastenaekens, Larry Fink, Bárbara Fluxá, Joan Fontcuberta, Ferran Freixa, Cristina García Rodero, David Goldblatt, Ignacio González, Pedro G. Romero, Paul Graham, Jordi Guillumet, Federico Guzmán, Guy Hersant, Candida Höfer, Paul den Hollander, Craigie Horsfield, Graciela Iturbide, Valérie Jouve, Les Krims, Manolo Laguillo, Xurxo Lobato, Eva Lootz, Rogelio López Cuenca, Pepe Morón, Ana Muller, Rafael Navarro, Paulo Nozolino, Marc Pataut, Eladio Ramos, Tonia Raquejo y Luis Ortega, Paul Reas, Xavier Ribas, Humberto Rivas, Andrea Robbins y Max Becher, Rafael Rodríguez Román, Sebastião Salgado, Marco Saroldi, Allan Sekula, Mireia Sentís, Ahlam Shibli, Alejandro Sosa, Manel Úbeda, John Vink.


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