Exhibitions at other venues
Fundación MAPFRE’s Barcelona venue is putting on Hiroshi Sugimoto. Black Box, an exhibit devoted to the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto which offers an overview of some of his best-known photographic series.
The exhibition is divided into five sections, each devoted to one of the artist’s major series on show: Seascapes (1980- ), Portraits (1994-1999), Theaters (1976- ), Dioramas (1976-2012) and Lightning Fields (2006- ).
This exhibition brings together a total of 39 large-format works which offer visitors an overview of the last forty years of the artist’s work. In addition, they can see a preview of forthcoming projects, given that some of the series presented here are still works in progress.
Stephen Shore. Explorer of the photographic language
Fundación MAPFRE presents in the C/O Berlin the first retrospective exhibition of Stephen Shore’s oeuvre, which our Foundation produced and inaugurated in Madrid in 2014.
Stephen Shore has had an enormous influence on photography over the last three decades. His contributions to renovating the photographic language have never ceased to arouse the interest of several generations of artists and he remains an undisputed reference point for budding photographers. He made central themes for his work out of those “uncommon places”: corners, ordinary buildings, food dishes, roads… which he brought to the fore in his two most famous series – American Surfaces and Uncommon Places – and which he continues shooting and uploading daily to his Instagram profile.
Throughout his career, his solid body of work as well as the theoretical aspects of the medium conveyed through his teaching have made a pivotal contribution to the evolution of the photographic language.