A COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE ON THE WORK OF JAVIER CAMPANO AT THE LÁZARO GALDIANO MUSEUM

156 VILLAGE- 16'

The wandering eye 1975–1987 includes 150 black and white photographs, documentary material, pieces
audiovisuals and portraits of some of his contemporaries, filmmakers, photographers or gallery owners who, like him, experienced the cultural explosion of the Movida and those years between the end of the seventies and the mid-eighties

The Lázaro Galdiano Museum once again becomes the headquarters of PHotoESPAÑA, this time with an exhibition that brings together a complete retrospective of one of the great contemporary Spanish photographers, Javier Campano.

The wandering eye 1975–1987 includes 150 black and white photographs, documentary material, pieces
audiovisuals and portraits of some of his contemporaries, filmmakers, photographers or gallery owners who, like him, experienced the cultural explosion of the Movida and those years between the end of the seventies and the mid-eighties.

Curated by Elsa Fernández Santos, this exhibition represents the fifth consecutive collaboration of the Lafuente Archive with PHotoESPAÑA.

The Javier Campano Fund in the Lafuente Archive consists of some eight hundred and fifty black and white photographs -mostly vintage- together with more than a thousand work negatives and printed material (posters, publications and press clippings). More than one hundred and fifty photographs have been selected from this collection, in addition to documentary material, for a journey that aims to capture the essence of a street style stripped of artifice: such as photographs from 1975 taken on the streets of Madrid, the commission for the 1976 exhibition «Madrid Rationalism 1920-39. Luis Lacasa », the series dedicated to Egypt (1976), Italy (1975-1976) or his trip to the United States for Poetry magazine (1983). Likewise, the tour brings together images taken in other parts of the world and from Spain and a series of portraits of public figures. Through the common elements (letters, numbers, walls, cracks, posters, cinemas and skies) that make up the invisible thread of his work, Campano captures the mystery of an instant. A sign of identity whose secret Campano himself reveals, with the talent and humility of the great masters, when he answers the question of what he would like to convey with his work: «Emotion. Although also pass the baton, that people pay more attention to what they have around. Teach and give. Teach to look and discover».

About Javier Campano

The work of Javier Campano (Madrid, 1950) is that of a stroller, without haste or pause, through time. From the architecture and urbanism collective the moving eye to his collaborations with the legendary publishing projects of Poetry and Buades: Art Newspaper, Campano was from a very young age involved in the artistic life of Spain. brother of painter Miguel Angel Campano, the link with art opens the door for him to develop his trade in a professional way with the reproduction of artistic works. In parallel, by the hand of chance, Campano was creating a photographic corpus of unique elegance and solidity.

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