Meet the “cream” of experimental photography at CaixaForum



to film. The art of capturing moments and immortalize it on the canvas, but also those of manipulation, of working again and again with that image, and of expanding the possibilities of language. That is why the exhibition just opened Barcelona Forumin co-production with Center Georges Pompidou in Parisbearing the title Visions expanded. Photography and experimentation. It can be seen until August 27.

Ambitious offer with 171 works by 99 different artists, was presented this morning at the CaixaForum by curator Julie Jones – curator of the photography area at Pompidou – Isabel Salgado, exhibition area manager at the La CaixaForum, and Miria Domingo, director of the Caixa Forum Barcelona. About 50 pieces They see each other for the first time in Barcelona And some of them were not even shown at the Pompidou & rdquor; “This exhibition establishes a thematic and formal dialogue between historical and contemporary artists,” Salgado recalled in his speech, noting.

That’s why, rather than following a timeline, what he suggests Expanded Insights It is a synthesis of the evolution of experimental photography through six different areas: light, movement, adjustments, testing of vision, reconfiguration of worlds and anatomy. Much of the pieces on display come from the Pompidou collection, but there are also some pieces from the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and Reina Sofía. The exhibition has been seen before in Madrid, though not with the exact same works, and will continue in Seville and Valencia. Julie Jones will be holding a conference tomorrow (CaixaForum, 7:00 pm) to contextualize the issue.

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The collaboration between CaixaForum and the Center Pompidou had already yielded other fruits, such as the exhibition The camera and the cityat the end of 2019. The concept is different now, since Expanded Insights He meant, in the words of Jones, “To show photography that is not straightforward, or just a more abstract image, and is not based on taking snapshots, but wants to go further.”. The police station indicated that one of the Pompidou Group’s goals was to recapture the freedom of experimentation that took place in photography at the dawn of the twentieth century.

The collaboration between CaixaForum and the Center Pompidou had already yielded other fruits, such as the exhibition The camera and the cityat the end of 2019. The concept is different now, since Expanded Insights He meant, in the words of Jones, “To show photography that is not straightforward, or just a more abstract image, and is not based on taking snapshots, but wants to go further.”. The police station indicated that one of the Pompidou Group’s goals was to recapture the freedom of experimentation that took place in photography at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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