La Movida. A chronicle of turmoil

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Peluquería 16 (1979), d'Ouka Leele
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Foto: Ouka Leele. VEGAP
La Movida
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Foto: Miguel Trillo, Madrid 1982 © Miguel Trillo VEGAPMiguel Trillo, Madrid 1982 © Miguel Trillo VEGAP

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The exhibition 'La Movida' offers an approach to this historical counterculture movement during Spain's post-Franco transition period from the perspective of photography, addressing radically different areas and views. In the exhibition, which was presented at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival just this summer, you can see vintage photographs by Alberto García-Alix, Ouka Leele, Pablo Pérez-Mínguez and Miguel Trillo. After several decades of dictatorship and ostracism, the Spanish transition saw the emergence of a new generation fascinated by modernity and the idea of ​​the new, which would take living shape in the form of creators from fields such as music, fashion, film, painting and photography. They all lived together, crossed paths, and, in their own way, each of them was a chronicler of La Movida. The exceptionality of the photography of that period is precisely its individual contribution, a reflection of the diversity of the worlds they lived in and of their rich personalities from the photographic point of view.

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