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Photobook Phenomenon

Inaugural Activities: Exhibition "Photobook Phenomenon"

Open Doors Day, debates and artists and curators presentations

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition "Photobook Phenomenon", the two venues that host the show, the CCCB and the Fundación Foto Colectania, organize an open doors day and a series of debates and meetings with some of the artists and curators of the project. A unique opportunity to meet some of the outstanding protagonists of the phenomenon of the photobook.


Saturday 18 March


At Foto Colectania

11 am. Horacio Fernández: The library is the museum
12.30 pm. Martin Parr and Gerry Badger talk about the photobook phenomenon

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At the CCCB

5 pm. Martin Parr: "The Best Photobooks"
6 pm. Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi: "Reading New York by William Klein"
6.30 pm. Erik Kessels: "Fascinations and Failures"
7 pm. Interventions by the artists Laia Abril , Julian Baron , Alejandro Cartagena, Jana Romanova and Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber


Sunday 19 March

Open house at the two venues.

Participants: Martin Parr, Markus Schaden, Frederic Lezmi, Erik Kessels

This activity is part of Photobook Phenomenon

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A photobook is the outcome of a photographic discourse combined with a design proposal, page layout, selected materials, printing, etc. In this section, we propose to dissect one of the seminal works in the history of the photobook, the result of a photographic statement but also of a social, ...

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There are two parts in the section "Fascinations and Failures": one that reveals Kessels as a curator, in which we show a selection of his vernacular photobooks. And the second, ¡Qué desastre!, which presents him as an artist and consists of an intervention on ...

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