The Foto Colectania Foundation and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) are collaborating on the exhibition 'Photobook Phenomenon', which you can see in both spaces over the same dates. At Foto Colectania, where they're showing the parts commissioned by Martin Parr and Horacio Fernández, the show is on until late July.
The exhibition places value on the photobook's place in contemporary visual cultural as well as looks at a reinterpretation of the history of the photograph via the paper of the photobook and the printed photograph. You'll see photobooks from Ródchencko, William Klein and Robert Frank, as well as those from Japanese artists, who pioneered the phenomenon. There's a section dedicated to photobooks of protest and propaganda, which brings together radical designs. Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Gabriel Cualladó and Henri Cartier-Bresson are other names represented in the exhibition, as well as the latest works from renowned contemporary artists who have brought a real vision to the medium, such as Laia Abril and Vivian Sassen, as well as illustrating the processes involved in creating a photobook.
|Venue name:||Foto Colectania||Contact:|
Passeig Picasso, 14
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-7pm|
|Transport:||Jaume I, Barceloneta (M: L4)|
|Price:||€8 (reduced, €6)|