Home » Programme » Exhibitions » Souvenir. Martin Parr, Photography and Collecting

Souvenir. Martin Parr, Photography and Collecting

Peru. Machu Picchu. 2008  © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Galería Espacio Mínimo

Peru. Machu Picchu. 2008 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Galería Espacio Mínimo

Videos

Photo Albums

  • Souvenir. Martin Parr, Photography and Collecting
  • Photographies of the exhibition 'Souvenir. Martin Parr, Photography and Collecting'

Practical information

From 29 May 2012 to 21 October 2012

Opening hours

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11a.m. to 8p.m.
Closed on non-holiday Mondays

The ticket desk closes half an hour before the Centre's closing time

Exhibition prices

ADMISSION TO ONE EXHIBITION

Price:
6 €

Concessions: 4 € for senior citizens, under-25s, large families, single-parent families and group visits (minimum 15 persons) .

Free admission: under-12s, Friends of the CCCB, senior citizens in possession of a Targeta Rosa, the unwaged. And on Sundays from 3 to 8 p.m., as well as International Museum Day, Museums at Night, and the city festivities of Santa Eulàlia and La Mercè.


COMBINED ADMISSION TO TWO OR MORE EXHIBITIONS

Price: 8.00 €

Concessions: 6.00 € for senior citizens, under-25s, large families, single-parent families and group visits.


Articketbcn
A single ticket giving admission to the CCCB, MACBA, MNAC, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Fundació Joan Miró and Museu Picasso. Price 30 € (valid for 3 month)
Articket website

This exhibition, curated by Juan Pablo Wert, explores the work of Martin Parr as a prime illustration of the surprising relations between photography and collecting in the context of the touristic experience, the reunifying stage of modern life.

Parr’s professional practice goes beyond the strict context of his photographic work due to his technical and poetic approach, and his activity as a collector.

The show examines whether Parr’s photography seeks to intervene in reality at an analytical level or whether it consists in recording percussive images that are in general shocking, grotesque or outright kitsch, with a purely illustrative or aesthetic end.

The aim is to link photography and collecting in terms of their shared creative choice-appropriation, an act to which much contemporary artistic thinking has entrusted the creative-artistic phenomenon. The idea is to establish a dialogue between two realities (photography and collecting) that reveals their affinities and contradictions, and allows the spectator to decipher the motives, means and objectives of these two forms of artistic intervention.

The exhibition brings together two collections, by Martin Parr and Juanjo Fuentes, and sets out to decipher the aesthetic, rhetorical and ideological keys of Parr’s body of work, at the same time analyzing new forms of collecting that, from a traditional viewpoint, compromise the status and the very notion of what is artistic. Both collections are generated by compulsive collecting and mass results.

Organized by:

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

With the collaboration of:

Sumarroca

 


CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona Tel. 93 306 41 00 - Fax 93 306 41 01 - info@cccb.org