Exhibition

Robert Frank

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Robert Frank

Robert Frank "Ben James, Coal Miner, Caerau, Wales", 1953

  • Fecha:
    28 Oct. 2004 - 23 Jan. 2005
    Lugar:
    Tate Modern, Londres
  • Fecha:
    09 Feb. - 08 May 2005
    Lugar:
    Sales del museu

Robert Frank (Zurich, 1924) is one of the most influential contemporary photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. The MACBA exhibition included a selection of over 270 works – including photographs, photomontages, films, videos and artist’s books – which placed the emphasis on the narrative and sequential nature of his work. The feeling of isolation that is inherent in the photographic still image always confounded the creative expectations of Robert Frank, who “looked at the world from a cinematic point of view, but with the eyes of a poet,” in the words of Vicent Todolí, curator of the exhibition.

Photographic series such as those from Peru (1948), Paris (1949-1952), London (1951-1953), Wales (1953) and Detroit (1955), as well as the legendary book The Americans (1953), and films like Pull My Daisy (1960) and Conversations in Vermont (1969), illustrate this immediate, sequential style that stamps poetry on the everyday and embarks on formal experimentation in a search for new and unexpected meanings.

During the sixties, Robert Frank temporarily abandoned photography and began making films. The exhibition was rounded off with a programme of his films, most of which had never been seen in Spain.

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Data inici:
From 16 Feb.
Data fi:
to 06 Apr. 2005
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Espai:
Sales del museu
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