Curated by: Sandra Guimarães and Vicente Todolí
Organized by: Fundación Telefónica and PHotoESPAÑA
Location: Espacio Fundación Telefónica (C/Fuencarral, 3. 28004 Madrid)
-Susan Meiselas: 08.06.2022 – 12:30h
-Ahlam Shibli: 23.06.2022 – 19:00h
-Bleda i Rosa: 24.06.2022 – 19:00h
As part of the program “Sculpting Reality”, the guest curators of PHotoESPAÑA 2022, Sandra Guimarães and Vicente Todolí, propose this cycle of meetings, which will provide an exceptional opportunity to delve into documentary-style photography –understood as document and aesthetic—.
Through reflection and debate, the focus will be on the perspective of great representative artists of this genre. It will be attended by the international artists Ahlam Shibli (1970, Palestine) and Susan Meiselas (1948, Baltimore, USA), as well as the Spanish photography duo Bleda y Rosa – composed of María Bleda (1968, Castellón) and José María Rosa (1970, Albacete), who received the National Photography Award in 2008.
The invited artists work the image from the need to question and think about the reality that surrounds us. They are also part of the exhibitions of the program “Sculpting Reality” and the Per Amor a l’Art Collection with the exception of Ahlam Shibli.
Each encounter is an opportunity to attend a dialogue between the artists and Sandra Guimarães, co-curator of the exhibition and artistic director of Bombas Gens Centre d’Art.
The cycle of conversations will be held in the Espacio Fundación Telefónica auditorium in Madrid and will be broadcast online, openly and free of charge, through the YouTube channels of Espacio Fundación Telefónica and PHotoESPAÑA.
Image: Bleda y Rosa. Burriana, 1993. De la sèrie / De la serie / From the series Campos de Fútbol, 1992-95 © Bleda y Rosa / VEGAP