Barcelona's MACBA art centre reflects on the different conditions a photograph can have
Rather than offering a potted history of the Arab Image Foundation (AIF), this exhibition gives us the perspective of an artist, which is fundamental for understanding how the organisation works. Through Akram Zaatari, a founding member of the AIF who has also played a key part in its ongoingdevelopment, this show reflects on the 20 years that the AIF has existed and the multiple conditions that a photograph can have: photographic document, object, its material value, aesthetic and memory. The expansive work of Zaatari on photography and collecting adopts an almost archaeological perspective: excavating the past brings forward new narratives and resuscitates them in the contemporary world.
|Venue name:||MACBA. Museu d'Art Contemporani||Contact:|
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11am-7.30pm; Tue closed (excluding holidays); Sat 10am-9pm; Sun & holidays 10am-3pm. Guided tours in English Mon 6pm.|
|Transport:||Sant Antoni (M: L2)|