Photography exhibitions Festimatge 2021
**Due to the situation regarding Covid-19, this program may suffer further alterations
April 10th to May 2nd
Thursday and Friday from 17.00H until 21.30H. • Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11.00H until 14.00H. and from 17.00H until 21.30H.
PIERRE RADISIC – EL LLOC DECISIU
THE RADICAL DEMONSTRATIONS OF PIERRE RADISIC
Each image houses, in a simple square, the strong emotions of geometry. Our eyes enjoy an authentic roller coaster of entrances and exits, vertigo turns and crazy races. We want the reality of Radisic to be real, that it can be discovered and exists in a real place and moment, just around the corner, or in the zoom of Google Maps. What leaves us breathless is precisely our faith in the existence of invisible lines and tangents, and the contingencies that Radisic reveals to our eyes. But it is possible that this dubious point – this disturbing element – plays a central role in Radisic’s mischievous visual and mind games. The precisionist pleasures of the confluence between banks, fences and horizons in Pierre Radisic’s photos are often based on this idea of imperfection. But, regardless of whether the images have been invented or created from the moment of vision, we want their reality to have been seen in the reality of their viewer. We want to believe them. Or maybe not.
Radisic, as a child, was fascinated by outer space. “I dreamed a lot,” he wrote on Facebook, “with intergalactic travel, and I was very bored with the Earth, until I discovered that traveling through space consisted above all of an internal journey.” He discovered that he could create galaxies in the human body with something as simple as connecting the points that we all have in our bodies, and photographing them, as shown in the underexposure “Celestial bodies”.
©Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Fosters Pond, 2015
SALA POLIVALENT FÀBRICA LLOBET
April 10th to May 2nd
Thursday and Friday from 17.00H until 21.30H. • Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11.00H until 14.00H. and from 17.00H until 21.30H.
44 TROFEU TORRETES DE FOTOGRAFIA
This exhibition shows the works awarded at the 44th Torretas de Fotografía Trophy, a trophy that is considered one of the most prestigious in Spain. This year, 431 photographers from 51 different countries participate, presenting 4,623 photos.
In this 44th edition the section dedicated to the Catalan Popular Festivals and Traditions in all its aspects is maintained, which was incorporated five years ago with the aim of making our customs and traditions known, especially to participants of other nationalities, through the catalog that is published for them in the “Torretes”.
The Trofeu Torretes de Fotografía consists of four sections: monochrome photographs with free themes, color photographs with free themes, color photographs related to the sea in all its aspects, and color photographs on Catalan Popular Celebrations and Traditions.
EL RETRAT EN LA COL·LECCIÓ VALID FOTO – GALERIA VALID FOTO BCN
The Valid Foto photography collection, from its beginnings in the year 2000 to the present day, brings together more than 300 works by important photographers from all periods.
In the exhibition that is presented, photographs have been chosen that have a common aspect, they are portraits.
Since the beginning of photography in the 19th century, portraiture is one of the most recurrent genres and this is how we want to show it in this exhibition, where we will find a wide range of portraits of great names in world photography, represented chronologically, which It will allow us to see how the portrait technique has evolved, from the end of the 19th century to the present day.
AUTHORS PRESENT AT THE EXHIBITION:
J. MANUEL DÍAZ BURGOS
JOSÉ RAMÓN BAS
ALEX TIMMERMANS – STORYTELLING
Since the first edition, wet collodion has been present in the “Revela’T” exhibitions. Storytelling shows us a series of delightfully whimsical, often provocative photographs, full of strange and surreal elements, with a variety of interesting narratives.
Alex designs and manufactures accessories, searches for the right places, and expects the best light. He does not use digital cameras or Photoshop and presents his narrative images as a film made by a single image, in one of the most beautiful photographic processes. Only with the use of a simple wooden camera, old brass Petzval lenses and a lot of patience.
4ª EDICIÓ DEL BIPA – GALERIA VALID FOTO BCN
The Valid Foto Gallery launched the fourth edition of the “Barcelona International Photography Awards”, which aims to showcase contemporary international photography and establish collaborative ties between different countries and photographic communities.
Professional or amateur photographers could appear, without age restrictions. The call, with a free theme, was open to any type of photography.
This award seeks photographers with talent and expressive capacity, capable of communicating their ideas through the photographic medium in a unique way and with their own personal language.
Solid and elaborate projects are sought, even if they are only beginning to take shape, to give them visibility and international projection.
A jury made up of seven experts and professionals from the current photographic and visual scene was in charge of evaluating and rewarding the portfolios and images presented. The “complete portfolio” category has five portfolios selected as winners. For the “single photo” category there is an award-winning image and two accèssits.
GUILLEM TORNÉ – REFLEXIONS. MINIMALISME CONCEPTUAL
This exhibition is a didactic instrument that is based on the concerns and doubts that appear in the making of images, and becomes a great conceptual construct about reality, perception and representation. The photographs we present are a reflection on representation in order to highlight the possibilities, alternatives and dysfunctions of the image. They have been made taking into consideration the conjugation of the three elements that are compulsory involved in all the central representations: the referent or elements to be represented, the point of view or representation, and the projection plane.
“Creation begins in the artist’s mind; then it is put into practice with the help of optics, that is, knowing what light and darkness are, color, shape, figure, space, movement, stillness … ” ” Some say that they do not want to know so much, that it is enough to portray what What do you see; I reply that there is a possibility of deception by relying on our judgment, without reason, as the necromanticists, alchemists, and others do. ” LEONARDO DA VINCI phrases.
ANDREU NOGUERO – PER TERRA DE GEGANTS
A tour of the Don Quixote route in La Mancha has given me the opportunity to carry out this exhibition.
Sunrises and sunsets in a setting as characteristic as the windmills in the different places where Cervantes inspired his famous novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha”. Mills that, before the eyes of a hallucinated Don Quixote, are confused with giants that must be defeated.
Consuegra, Campo de Criptana and its surroundings have been the locations that have contributed the most to this project.
The 30 photographs that make up the exhibition mix landscape, mills and fictional characters that appear in the novel: Don Quixote, Dulcinea, the innkeeper …
ENRIC AROMI-MASRIERA – ESCULTURES DE LLUM
The selected works are a short summary of forty years dedicated to fashion and advertising. There are more, but these could be the exhibition that defines me as a photographer who has always combined the architecture of light with forms to create intimate illusions; and as a publicist to sublimate the moment and thus draw the attention of the viewer to get the message across.
I have always gone from one extreme to the other. I firmly believe that photographs must know how to be seen when chance sets them before the camera, and so we photographers have an obligation to be a graphic witness to the World and Life.
But photography, as a language of communication at all levels, must also be created and it must be built, researched and planned, just as a painter does great studies and sketches long before starting to fill a canvas with shapes and color. You have to leave chance at the level of an expected minimum, which is often the cause of the exceptional moment caused.
Almost all the photographs are finished on the computer. This is legitimate, if it is part of a pre-planned creative process; But digital manipulation never has to be the liar of a mediocre work.
JORDI BORRAS – EL DIA QUE VAM DIR PROU
“El dia que vam dir prou” is a photographic journey through the political autumn of Catalonia in 2019. A hot, dystopian autumn that no one expected with such intensity.
The sentences of the Supreme Court against the independence leaders of Òmnium Cultural, the Catalan National Assembly and the members of the Government who organized the referendum on October 1, 2017, led to a wave of popular outrage never seen before. Unexpected actors such as the Democratic Tsunami, the CDRs, and spontaneous and daily demonstrations put the State on the ropes with massive and innovative actions: from the occupation of the El Prat Airport, through the “battle of Urquinaona”, to the Pertús cuts they are already historical facts with their own iconography. Here is the “frame” of that autumn, a piece of our history in the form of images.
EVA PAREY – FORMENTERA, ILLA ENDINS
“Formentera, illa endins” is a journey into an arid and dry territory, the island of Formentera, the border of which is drawn by fine lines of crystalline water and a natural ring, sometimes sinuous, sometimes abrupt. An introspection to the double insularity that has safeguarded the peasant tradition for centuries, today in transformation. Island morphology tattooed on the Formentera character.
LAIA ALBERT – EL TOLAR
In the northwestern area of Argentina, within the province of Salta, at 3,500 m above sea level, is the ‘Tolar Grande’. Almost touching the Cordillera de los Andes, the Tolar is an area unknown by Argentines, but with Inca origins of more than 600 years.
On the one hand, there are the history of space, its mystery and Inca culture; and, on the other, the indigenous people who still live there. You can clearly see an idyllic ecosystem of contrasts: desert climate, abysmal cold, unrepeatable landscapes … And, then, the doubt that everyone feels when they step on this place appears: How could all this have got here?
‘Tolar’ means a place populated by ‘tolas’, bushes dating back to the origins of the earth. The photographic series ‘El Tolar’ shows us intact nature at great heights, the origin of humanity in a space located where oxygen is not enough for everyone. This series, through his work in black and white, aims to generate the contrast of his landscapes. Nature, its origins and its very purity, still intact and indestructible. The contrast that all this generates in a world like the present one is part
of the essence of ‘Tolar’.
MAGGIE MICHALOWICZ – FAIRYTALES FROM HOME
It was no surprise that when I first became a mother, I had to change. In fact, many things changed, just like for many other mothers like me. However, one thing remained constant, and that was my passion for photography, which kept my eyes open wider.
The first image in this series shows me as a mosaic, made up of images of sister and brother that seemed to have taken over myself. I am looking at a great valley, with open arms, perhaps as if taking great inspiration.
The next set of photographs in this series portrays how those closest to me become subjects, often oblivious to my desire to capture moments, like in a fairy tale. Paying more attention to the places we moved to, the surroundings that surround us, almost seeing the world as I imagined they would see it, curiosity, innocence, the pleasure of simple things.
There is no time for complicated manipulations, the moments are often untouchable, with their own peculiarities, but they capture the mood of the moment and bring back memories that I love to stroll through.
RAFFAELE SALVATI – EX?
The exhibition “EX?” by Raffaele Salvati consists of a series of photographs printed in black and white, in large format, on Hahnemühle FineArt Photo Rag 188gr paper. The images were taken in the industrial areas frequented by the author, who is a chemical engineer by profession, and pose a question without a definitive answer: have these industrial areas been abandoned or are they still active? So am I EX? or not.
The shots, taken with the smartphone, capture the characteristic aspects of these industrial sites with the architectures and geometric structures connected to these places. Raffaele Salvati, therefore, leaves us with doubts and the possibility of interpreting, looking at his photographs, a subtle and irregular reality.
This work, although it was born in a few days of taking the shots, is the result of an in-depth analysis that the author has carried out with skill and wisdom, but also with some naturalness, having stored scenes and situations, observing for more than ten years the places that were quickly turned into photographs.
Photographs “EX?” They were taken in the industrial areas of southern Italy and were presented for the first time in 2017 at the Colorno Photo Life festival (in the city of Parma, Italy), then in the city of Taranto (Italy), the birthplace of Raffaele. Salvati, at the FotoArte festival in May 2018 and in the municipal arcades of Priverno (Latina), in one of his solo exhibitions, in October 2018.
Loredana De Pace – journalist and curator of the exhibition
VICENS ROVIRA – FLORS DE MARGE
Unusual beauty, quietly awaits us in the most common places.
The quote by the writer Samuel Abrams is a summary of what I intend to show in this photographic work. Often, we find very close to our surroundings reasons to take pictures. We just have to be vigilant.
“Flors de marge” is a photographic work that I have done of the flowers that are on the side of the roads and that we don’t normally pay any attention to. They are often stepped on, or mowed, when the machine cleans the margins.
I started the work photographing the flowers when they were in bloom. Later, I realized that, once withered (the flowers), there was also a photographic subject and with much more interesting results. So, I decided to take the skeletons of the flowers and, as if they were portraits, photograph them. The result is what you can see.
XAVI SULE – MEDELLÍN
For many years, Medellín carried the label of being the most violent city in the world, permanently associated with the figure of the famous drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, visible head of the bloody Medellín Cartel and its army of hitmen. But it was not only the drug traffickers, but also the guerrilla militiamen, the gangs
of criminals and, especially the paramilitaries, those who plunged Colombia’s second city into an era of violence that no one would have ever imagined. Between 1992 and 2002, a total of 42,393 people lost their lives.
Twenty-seven years later, the so-called city of eternal spring lives immersed in a deep process of innovation, urban transformation and social reconstruction that has been praised and awarded worldwide. Like other cities in Latin America, it is also a complex city, with great problems and deep social inequalities. Deaths from homicide have been reduced very considerably, but violence has not disappeared and different forms and structures of criminality with great power still persist. The exhibition portrays and brings us closer to the complex and fascinating second city of Colombia.
XAVIER ARAGONÈS – TWENTYSIX ABANDONED CATALAN GASOLINE STATIONS
“You already know that a gas station gives a town a lot of life. You always have someone filling up gas, buying something at the store or hanging out chatting with the staff.
But there came a time when they set up their own gas station in the agricultural cooperative
to have the cheapest diesel and, from here, everything started to go wrong.
It was clear, I could not compete in any way with their prices. In the end, the guys from the oil company came and dismantled practically everything, and I’m left with what remains.
For a legal matter, here I cannot build any other type of business, because the underground fuel tanks are still there and to remove them safely would cost me a fortune… ”.
(Former gas station owner. Torregrossa, Lleida, November 2016)
In addition to paying more than obvious tribute to Ed Ruscha’s influential work “Twentysix Gasoline Stations” (1962), this exhibition shows the result of a personal challenge in which the author set out to obsessively locate, visit and photograph the maximum number Possible disused gas stations, within the limits of the Catalan road network. The project started in 2011 and ended in 2017, when it was published as a photobook by the Portuguese publisher Camera Infinita Books.
ROSA VIVES – CENT I MÉS IMATGES DE RIZOMÀTIQUES
Cent i més Imatges Rizomàtiques is a graphic memory of fragmented experiences that aspires to a particular language where current technical means are associated with the most primitive ones. Dialogues superimposed between photography, digital image, medical photography and engraving, and engraving on paper impregnated with salts of silver nitrate and ferric citrate that give us the drift from beige to cuttlefish. Wooded shades of slippery shadow reminiscent of a timeless process, not past, but a tribute to William Henry Fox Talbot, architect of the move from engraving to
It is a series of more than one hundred unique pieces that break the canonical systematic multiplicity, concatenated as a “mass of roots” that have grown horizontally reflecting my landscape: from head to toe, nerves, bones, flowers, plants, architecture, books and shells or simple junk from the workshop. An autobiopic determined by small objective approaches riveted by pointed strokes, burin or aquatint stains, and by the fascination of witnessing the appearance of the image revealed on paper.
ALVARO DEL VAL TOBALINA, LUIS MARTINEZ ANIESA, MANU BARREIRO, MARIA ONA, OSKAR GASKON – INDIA: UN DESTINO, CINCO MIRADAS
“India: One destination, five glances” is a collective exhibition of photographs taken during a trip to various towns and cities in India in 2017 and collects the particular vision of that journey of each of the photographers who compose it .
The photographers who make up this exhibition are the following:
• Alvaro del Val Tobalina: www.alvarodelvaltobalina.com
• Luis Martinez Aniesa: www.luismartinezaniesa.com
• Manu Barreiro: www.manubarreiro.com
• Maria Ona: www.flickr.com/maria_ona
• Oskar Gaskon: www.oskargaskon.com
“The true journey of discovery does not consist in looking for new landscapes, but in having a new look.” Marcel Proust.
“Traveling, sleeping, falling in love, are three ways to go to places you don’t always understand.” Angeles Mastretta.
MUSEU ETNOLÒGIC DEL MONTSENY – BIOSFERA18
This exhibition presents the 30 finalist photographs of the 1st. FOTOMONTSENY International Competition, organized by the Montseny Ethnological Museum, the Arbúcies Town Council and the Associació Fotogràfica d’Arbúcies. The contest aims to contribute to disseminating the values of nature photography and focuses its scope of action on the set of Biosphere Reserves declared by UNESCO worldwide and on the protected natural areas of Catalonia.
In this first edition, 808 photographs were presented from many places on the planet: Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kenya, Italy, Peru, Ecuador, Canada, Scotland, France, Germany, Slovenia … from numerous Biosphere Reserves in the Spanish state and from many of the protected natural areas of Catalonia.
INSTITUT EUCLIDES – ITINERÀNCIES · FOTOGRAMES
Itinerancias is a photography project carried out by the 1st Baccalaureate Arts students that seeks to pay homage and make visible the different paths, struggles and reasons for migrating, as well as the barriers that are imposed on these journeys.
The initiative brings us closer to people who, for different reasons, have moved and who, through their photographs and the stories that accompany them, discover and share their stories.
In this proposal, the students of the 2nd year of the Baccalaureate of Arts have experimented with frames, which are a procedure that allows obtaining photographs without the use of a camera.
From the making of previous sketches, the various graphic compositions were designed.
In these photographs, the possibility of generating compositions from the union of disparate elements with light has materialized.
GUIDED TOURS – BOOK PRESENTATIONS
AT LA FÀBRICA LLOBET and AJUNTAMENT VELL
At this year’s FESTIMAGE, as NEW, guided tours of the photography exhibitions by the authors themselves have been organized. For years, the organization wanted to offer this activity that, in isolation, in some edition and with a specific exhibition, had been carried out. Finally, this year, it is a reality.
The visits will take place at the Pierre Radisic exhibition at the Vell City Hall and at the 20 exhibitions at the Fàbrica Llobet i Guri.
Presentation of Guillem Torné’s book about his exhibition “Reflexions”
Date to be confirmed
Espai Exposició Fàbrica Llobet
IN DIFFERENT SHOPS IN CALELLA
April 10th 4th until May 2nd
LA LLIGA AL CARRER – 47ena LLIGA SOCIAL DE FOTOGRAFIA DE FOTO-FILM CALELLA 2019/2020
The one of the Festimatge would not be a complete exhibition if the representative images of the partners of our entity were missing. Foto-Film Calella, in addition to organizing photographic and cinematographic activities, also has fans who, month by month, from October to May, participate with one of their works in the Photographic League, a social competition created to keep alive the creative and creative spirit of overcoming the photographic section of the entity. This exhibition is not an exhibition designed and worked on a specific topic, but a spontaneous proposal under the protection of the Social League. So, there is no need to seek any reflection, it is only about trying something even more difficult: the individual connection between author and spectator.
We hope to see you in the different windows of the city.
AUTHORS LIST OF THE 2019-2020 LEAGUE:
Miquel Alcaraz – Joan Maria Arenaza – Miquel Bayo – Quim Botey – Claudia Caballera – David Bou – Joan Buch – Josep Lluis Escudero – Josep Maria Colomer – Joan Comas – Carmen Conde – Francisco Escarmena – Josep Lluís Fillat – Vicens Folgado – Xavier García – Manel González – Robert Lluís – Jordi López – Toni López – Glòria Masferrer – Marçal Mora – Enric Munrabà – Albert Puche – Rossend Ribas – Xavier Rigola – David Rigau – Francisco Rojas – Maria Simonova – Xavier Salicrú – Toni Santarén – Joaquim Sitjà – Miriam Ventura – Carme Viñals – Quicu Gavara – Joan Carles Marco.
List of shops of the Festival Festimatge campaign
- 1 Viatges Startour – Jovara 54-56
- 2 Perfumeria Xaloc – Església, 119
- 3 Porti – Església, 136
- 4 Regals Marina – Església, 156
- 5 Perfumeria Vila – Església, 184
- 6 Can Nogué – Sant Antoni, 56
- 7 2spais – Amadeu, 103
- 8 Los Extremeños – Església, 129
- 9 Quim i Esteve Perruquers – Amadeu, 98
- 10 Papereria Roger – Amadeu, 7
- 11 Intersport Marquès – Església, 179
- 12 Aromes – Església, 141
- 13 Xoc l’esport – Església, 312
- 14 Llibreria La Llopa – Sant Joan, 62
- 15 Papereria Nogueras – Amadeu, 64
- 16 Belles Arts i Manualitats Àngels – Amadeu, 38
- 17 Renard – Església, 180-182
- 18 Can Gallart – San Joan, 48
- 19 Electrosol – Sant Pere, 101
- 20 Pastisseria Sauleda – Sant Joan 61
- 21 Jardí – Jovara, 315
- 22 Perruqueria Salvi – Sant Pere, 24
- 23 Joieria Mediterrània – Església, 127
- 24 Viatges Union – Amadeu, 40
- 25 Carnisseria Montse Moragas,33 · Amadeu, 57
- 26 Fem Salat – Bruguera, 74
- 27 Zetta electronica – Sant Jaume, 375
- 28 Good Things – Bruguera, 64
- 29 Surf and Turf – Amadeu, 50
- 30 Tall – Romani, 29
- 31 Serhs Serveis Gestiona – Esglesia, 343
- 32 Linia Viva – Esglesia, nº 57