The photography center KBr Fundación MAPFRE starts its autumn program and, from October 6, the foundation will present, in Space 1, Carrie Mae Weems. A great turn within the possible, curated by Elvira Dyangani Gosi.
Throughout her career, Carrie Mae Weems has interrogated history and questioned the visibility or invisibility of those who have contributed to its construction, looking to subvert, reconfigure and influence the dominant discourse. In this sense, he has used racial and sexual, political stereotypes to express a deep criticism of the system and the artistic practice itself.
The exhibition, one of the most extensive to date of the author in our country, covers her entire career and in its assembly combines a chronological and conceptual approach. The works of Mae Weems can be seen simultaneously in three spaces in the county town, the KBr center itself, Foto Colectania and the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).
Exhibition organized by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart.
As part of this project, the MACBA, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, presents the video installation Lincoln, Lonnie, and Me.
In Space 2, the Foundation proposes the KBrFlama' 22 initiative, a project that was born in 2021 with the aim of supporting emerging creation and the new generations of photographers who start their professional career after having- trained in photography schools: Grisart, Idep Barcelona, IEFC and Elisava, Barcelona Faculty of Design and Engineering.
In this edition, the works of Nanouch Congost (Girona, 1999), Guillermo Fernández (Granada, 1991), Jordi Miquel Riera (Girona, 1977) and Sílvia Parés (Vic, 1997) are presented. Their projects were selected through a meticulous viewing process, in which the jury formed by Horacio Fernández, Carles Guerra, Joana Hurtado and Arianna Rinaldo participated.
These four projects range from an approach to the environment - whether geographical or intimate - closest to the photographers themselves, to research on the manipulation of time and its splits or the relationship between sound and image.
In addition, the KBr Fundación MAPFRE center will launch the first edition of the photography workshops Get Real! (Open your eyes!), a project conceived for the center itself by Arianna Rinaldo, freelance graphic editor, photography consultant and independent curator.
With the help of renowned photographers, the most relevant topics of contemporary photographic practice will be addressed: theory, debate, inspiration, practice, review... the aim of which is to create a stimulating and enriching meeting for those who aspire to professional practice of artistic photography, have already started or simply want to learn and enjoy in depth everything that photography offers as a field of expression and creation. The workshops, lasting four days, will be held twice a year; the selection of participants will be made by "portfolio" review.
This first workshop entitled Survival How to keep your creative spirit alive in your photographic practice, will be held by American photographer Donna Ferrato from October 20 to 23.
Les persones interessades a participar-hi poden presentar les seves candidatures en castellà, català o anglès fins al 10 de setembre.