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312,000 VISITORS ATTEND THE EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF MADRID DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019

The second edition of Madrid Design Festival has received a total of 312.000 visitors during February.  The festival welcomed 105 participating institutions, brands and spaces which hosted 248 activities with the participation of 420 designers and professionals and 66 exhibitions and urban installations. The Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa hosted the largest number of visitors in the exhibitions Darro. Design and Art 1959–1979, Careful Design. Contemporary Spanish Crafts and Super-Packaging. Design Serving Design.  MadridDesignPRO, the festival’s professional programme, brought together renowned professionals like Li Edelkoort, Petrus Palmér, Jan Boelen, Benjamin Hubert and Jaime Hayon for 150 hours of activities at COAM. The

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The Gaze of Things. Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke

La Fábrica has just launched one of its latest titles: The gaze of things. Japanese Photography in the context of provoke. This hardcover volume presents a tour to Japanese art, from the 1950s to present day, that focuses on photography and the artists that were part of the group Vivo (1957-1961) and the collective responsible for the journal Provoke. Provocative Materials for Thought in 1968, which only had three issues, but managed to change Japanese photography forever. The experimental way in which they showed the images as the result of an era that was marked by important political events, became

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Theo Elias wins the Book Dummy Award 2019 with his work “Smoke”

The Swedish photographer Theo Elias has won the latest edition of the Book Dummy Award, with his work Smoke. This international award has been organised by La Fábrica and Photo London, with the collaboration of the printer Brizzolis and the British Journal of Photography, with the aim of selecting and publishing a major auteur photography book which stands for its quality, uniqueness and international scope. As the photograph explains regarding the project: “In the summer of 2011, all my relationships with people closed to me were full of conflicts. I wanted to go away somewhere, to disappear. I had this

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Eduardo Arroyo. The Flying Dutchman at Madrid´s Royal Botanical Gardens

Eduardo Arroyo was a prominent representative of Narrative Figuration, a pictorial movement that has given impetus to European painting since the beginning of the 1960s. He was a painter, sculptor, writer, set designer, collector and reader, and he nourished his pictorial narrative from literary and autobiographical references, subtitling them with a ceaseless sense of irony. This exhibition, that is being held at the Villanueva Pavilion at the Royal Botanical Gardens (designed by the same architect as the nearby Prado Museum), is posthumous as the artist passed away on the 14 October 2018 in Madrid and ends the trilogy of exhibitions

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Madrid Design Festival will present over 200 activities, expanding the number of apaces involved and opening up to new disciplines, like gastronomy and music

From 1 to 28 February 2019, Madrid will welcome the second edition of Madrid Design Festival, an international annual event that was created to hoist the design flag high in Spain and celebrate the value of this discipline and its transformative ability. In line with the slogan ‘Redesign the World’, Madrid Design Festival wants to carve out a niche for itself on the calendar of the largest international events to honour the work of designers, brands and institutions and create a must-visit event to discover the ideas and practices of benchmark creators and putting the international spotlight on local and

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MIQUEL BARCELÓ AND HIS MOTHER FRANCISCA ARTIGUES SHOW IN VIRAUM THEIR MOST INTIMATE PROJECT

Francisca Artigues, an elderly lady, embroiders table linen at her home in Majorca. The scene wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary in an island where the art of brocade is preserved by women her age—despite being gradually set aside by younger generations—, were it not for the fact that the embroiderer is Miquel Barceló’s mother and the drawings she stitches have been made by her son. Miquel Barceló’s international recognition has certainly made each of his steps relevant, the last of which he has taken with his mother. Since 2010, Ms. Artigues has devoted hundreds of hours to embroidering

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A showcase of the best Spanish fashion designners through photography

La Fábrica has recently published the book Moda. Spanish Fashion Through Photography. This book was the catalogue of one of the exhibitions included in PHotoESPAÑA 2018. Since the blend of art and fashion proposed by the pioneer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, Spanish fashion designers have stood out in the international scene partly due to their commitment to unique, ground-breaking ideas. This singularity has turned Spanish fashion into an extraordinary subject for photography. Richard Avedon and Irving Penn were attracted by the volumes and shapes of Balenciaga’s gowns, and Henry Clarke found Elio Berhanyer and Manuel Pertegaz’s designs to be the best accomplices

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La Fábrica and Photo London launch the second edition of the Book Dummy Award

La Fábrica and Photo London join forces again with the aim of selecting and publishing a major auteur photography project that stands out for its quality uniqueness and international scope. Once again, the award will have the participation of the printer Brizzolis and the British Journal of Photography, the Award’s official journal. Any photographer from any country in the world is welcome to participate. They must submit a single unpublished dummy on the subject of their choice before 19 October 2018. All the information, submission process and terms and conditions are available on www.lafabrica.com/bookdummyaward and www.photolondon.org/bookdummyaward

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The Soviet Century Russian Photography in the Archivo Lafuente, 1917-1972

The Soviet Century—a publication to accompany the exhibition of the same name that takes place in the context of PHotoEspaña 2018—brings together more than 500 images belonging to the Archivo Lafuente, which document the history of Russia between 1917 and 1972 through the lens of the great masters of Russian photography. Photographers such as Aleksandr Rodchenko, Giorgi Zelma and El Lissitzky and many more, captured meetings, demonstrations, parades, factories, farms, strikes, wars… and they also made countless portraits of political leaders, artists, peasants and workers. Grouped into eight thematic sections—Constructing the New Man, Heralds of Tempests, The Collective Dream, Soviets

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20th Century Icons by Cecil Beaton

This beautiful publication presents a selection of portraits by the famous photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), who photographed leading figures of the 20th century, from Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Mick Jagger; movie stars such as Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor; political figures such as Kennedy and Churchill; fashion icons such as Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Georgia O’Keefe. Cecil Beaton started his career as a photographer taking portraits of his rich and famous friends, and gained recognition with his first exhibition in London in 1926. He worked

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20th Century Icons by Cecil Beaton

This beautiful publication presents a selection of portraits by the famous photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), who photographed leading figures of the 20th century, from Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Mick Jagger; movie stars such as Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe

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