At PHotoESPAÑA, International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, this February we inaugurated our new permanent headquarters, the PHotoESPAÑA Gallery. A meeting point in Madrid for photography, in the center of the city and open all year round. The Festival headquarters located on Calle Alameda 9, thus joins the great diversity of offers in the capital, with the aim of continuing to highlight the role of photography and increasing its contact with the public.
PHotoESPAÑA Gallery was born as a permanent space for the sale of photographic work that will be renewed throughout the year. It begins with a selection of names from classics such as Català-Roca, Carlos Saura, Alex Weeb or Barbara Brandli, to other great names in photography such as Bernard Plossu, Ron Galella, Miguel Trillo, Javier Campano or Marta Soul.
In the two multifunctional rooms of the PHotoESPAÑA Gallery, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, talks, presentations, events, as well as sale of photographic work will take place.
As part of its activity, PHotoESPAÑA Gallery will have a program of individual exhibitions that in this first year will be dedicated to the work of Spanish authors with a medium-long career (born in the 70s): David Jimenez, Linarejos Moreno y Matías Costa, and an international author, to establish a dialogue between contemporary photographers of the same generation.
In addition, alternating with the individual exhibitions, there will be a section that under the name of "Portfolio" will focus our gaze on a specific author or project, both emerging creators and more recognized artists, but always with the common denominator of artistic excellence and the originality.
The first exhibition that will take place at the Festival headquarters pays tribute to the 25 years of MATADOR magazine. A risky, unique and finite project that will end in three years with the last letter of the alphabet and that treasures in its more than 5.000 pages the testimony of an era. Since that first issue, MATADOR has traveled the fields of art, culture and thought with the help of great artists, writers, photographers and philosophers of our time, who have participated in its preparation with unpublished texts, works conceived especially for the magazine , striking visual essays that explore in each issue the dimensions of a theme, which always goes further, facing a sensation, an idea, an obsession. The exhibition MATADOR 25 YEARS can be visited in the PHotoESPAÑA Gallery from 3 to 28 for February.
In parallel and simultaneously to the exhibitions, in the PHotoESPAÑA Gallery Campus We offer a program of specialized courses, seminars, express workshops and talks designed for all types of audiences with the aim of learning, having fun and creating ties. We want to bet on the fusion between face-to-face and online meetings, starting with a 100% online training program, given the current situation caused by the coronavirus health crisis.
February online schedule
- Specialized course The space displayed in the images, imparted by Javier Riera, director of the Master PHotoESPAÑA, with a duration of 20 hours distributed in 8 sessions on the days February 15, 17, 18, 19, 26 and March 1, 2, 3 from 17:19.30 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m..
- 10h seminar given by Gloria Moure, art historian, critic, curator and editor, under the title Image in the Global Landscape that will take place the days 22, 23, 24 and 25 February 17h to 19.30h.
- Express workshop of 4h on Friday, February 12 from 16 p.m. to 20 p.m., Notes on mountain photography in charge of Pablo Couso, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid.
- 1 hour talk with Peruvian photographer Gihan Tubbeh, The Poetics of Landscape: the transformation of the physical into the psychological el Tuesday February 16 from 18.30pm to 19.30pm.
Welcome to our new headquarters!