Manolo Laguillo, photographs 1977-2017

Manolo Laguillo, Utsunomiya, 2014

Manolo Laguillo, Photographs 1977-2017
24-07-2018 to 07-09-2018

The exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of Manolo Laguillo’s first exhibition, which took place in November 1977 at the Spectrum / Canon Gallery in Barcelona. In these last four decades cities and urban views have been one of the great themes of his artistic production. He has been attracted by the disorder that exists in the current city, which is fragmentary and chaotic, is an immeasurable set of objects, and is not recomponible. It lacks order and unity because it is impossible to get a vision of it asa whole. That is why one could almost say that it lacks meaning, or better, that its meaning is being meaningless. And it does not exist as a totality because we can not possess it in a single glance. Thus it only exists insofar as it is constituted in memory.

Manolo Laguillo (Madrid, 1953) lives in Barcelona. Since the end of the 70’s ‘till now his work centers itself around the transformation of Barcelona and Madrid, among other big cities (Berlín, París…), but also on a number of smaller ones in Spain. In the last year he did work about the politics of water in the final part of the Besòs river (COAC) and the rivers north of León (MUSAC y FAYCC). Now he is beginning a project about the four cities on the Strait of Gibraltar (Algeciras, Ceuta, Tánger and Tarifa).

Manolo Laguillo, Nueva York, 2016

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Terrain vague del deseo

Txema Salvans exhibition in Juan Naranjo Gallery 

Terrain vague of desire, photography and prostitution 1963-2013

Terrain vague of desire, photography and prostitution 1964-2013 has been divided into two exhibitions:  The waiting game and Terrain vague of the desire , shown by the photographs and the photobooks of Txema Salvans and Joan Colom, creators of two of the most important works that have been made around photography and prostitution.

Terrain vague of desire

It is composed of a set of photographs that Joan Colom took in the Chinatown (El Raval) of Barcelona in the late 1950s and early 1960s that escape technically and conceptually from the production of the moment in Spain. These photographs were published on the Izas, Rabizas and Colipoterras photo book by Lumen, Barcelona, ​​1964, with text by the writer Camilo José Cela. The exhibition is complemented by other photographs and documents dealing with this subject.

Joan Colom, El Raval, 1958-1961

The waiting game

We present a selection of the excellent work that Txema Salvans carried out between the years 2005 and 2013 in which it turned into aesthetic and social landscapes the terrain vagues what is on the roads, industrial estates, vacant spaces on the Mediterranean coast between Girona and Algeciras and collected in the photobook The waiting game, published by the editorial RM, Barcelona, ​​2013 with texts by Martin Parr, with which he won the third contest of Ibero-American Photo Book

Txema Salvans, Castelldefels, Barcelona C-31, 2006

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