May 23, 2005 - Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) - PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE IVAM COLLECTION 27th may 2005
May 23, 2005


Photography at the IVAM Collection
Opening day: 27th May, 8:00 PM
12.00 h Press conference

IVAM Institut Valencià d'Art Modern
118, Guillem de Castro
46003, Valencia
T 34 96 386 30 00
F 34 96 392 10 94
ivam [​at​]

The opening Photography at the IVAM Collection exhibition will take place next Friday, 27 May, at 8.30 pm, at the IVAM. Galleries 3 and 4.

For the first time, the IVAM presents a large selection of its Photography Collection. The 500 selected works show a vision from some of the earliest photographs taken by the main pioneers to the most up-to- date ways the most consolidated authors use this tool, from one William Henry Fox Talbotss first calotypes, published in the book the Pencil of Nature in 1946, to a panoramic of the Road to Emmaus by Jerusalem, taken by Wim Wenders in 2000. This is an array of images that show the significance of this medium in the IVAM collection exhibiting works by both quite famous authors, present in almost every international collection, and european and Spanish artists who have produced a significant experimental work, and where we can see the wide range of styles ans subject: portrait, still life, landscape and nude, developing all kind of experiences: extreme downward and upward shooting angles, close-ups, photograms and radiograms, fotomontages, multiple shoots, etc.

For the collection, all these images are equally valued, wheter of a small size, black and white or colour, together the widest range of experimentation in large sizes. A revision of the history of photography wherer we can see the evolution of this artistic medium, wich has been able to combine the representation of reality, the search for beauty and the artists commitment to the society they live in.

The Collection houses works of authors such as: Lewis Hine, Rodchenko Edward Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Horacio Coppola, Gabriel Cualladó, Christian Boltanski, Álvarez Bravo, Brandt, John Coplans, Content, Jean Eugene Atget, Gabriele Basilico, Moholy Nagy, Josep Renau Robert Frank, Paul Strand, Brassaï, Man Ray, Nan Goldin, Bernd & Hilla Becher,


Gabriel Cualladó at the IVAM Collection
Opening day: 30th May

12.00 h Press conference
20.00 h Opening
ASTROC Foundation
Exhibitions Hall
Paseo de laCastellana, 56 bis
Madrid, Spain
T: 34 902 22 44 88

This selection of 115 photographs by the Valencian photographer Gabriel Cualladó ( Massanassa, Valencia, 1925 Madrid, 2003) is the first individual exhibition presented in the headquarters of the ASTROC Foundation in Madrid, as a continuation of the cooperation of both Valencian institutions, in the recognition and as a sincere tribute to the work of an artist who was born in the region of Valencia, and lived and worked in Madrid since he was very young.

Gabriel Caulladós work has always been present in each single collectibve photography exhibition held throughout the history of the IVAM, and in the first individual, held at the IVAM in October 1989. After continual acquisitions and many a generous donation by the author himself, now we show Cualladós gaze focused on those everyday instants possessing both a marked documental component and a high aesthetic level, and always, in the course of his long career, preserving a great force of contemporaneity.

The IVAM participates for the first time in the Festival the Visual International of Photography and Arts PHotoEspaña 2005: a retrospective exhibition of Gabriel Cualladó will be shown in the eighth edition of this festival.

IVAM Other Exhibitions

Julio González at IVAM Collection ( New York, Instituto Cervantes)

Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM)
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