Eduard Olivella, photographs 1970-1985


Juan Naranjo Galeria d’Art & Documents presents the exhibition Eduard Olivella, photography, 1970-1985, which can be seen from the 17th of gener fins to the 13th of February. Schedulei  by appointment in

The exhibition focuses on the personal work he did between the late 1960s and the 1980s, a period in which he began to use photography as an artistic subject, making an extensive and interesting photographic production. Eduard Olivella graduated in History of Art by the University of Barcelona. During this period he began to use photography as an instrument of documentation and creation, combining his activity as a photographer with that of professor, lecturer and critic. Eduard Olivella, for his training and for his personal interests, was related both to the conceptual artists and to the group of photographers close to the Spectrum Canon Gallery in Barcelona, ​​who were aesthetically interested in creative photography.

The exhibition has been organized in a series of conceptual and aesthetic areas that reveal a series of constants that repeat themselves over time and take us into their particular way of constructing their photographs. The treatment of light, the oneiric, time, memory, form and rhythm are very present in its unique images that connect it with the most interesting and innovative photographic production, nationally and internationally, of this period.


Eduard Olivella, Play of light, 1976

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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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