Culture & Communication
September 24 – November 24, 2013
Kudzu with Storm Cloud, near Akron, Alabama, 1981 © William Christenberry; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Location : FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, Salle AZCA
Avda. General Perón 40, 28020 Madrid – Spain
Curator : Yolanda Romero
Hours : Monday 2pm – 8pm/ Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 11am – 7pm
William Christenberry (Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1936) has earned a prominent place in the recent history of US photography, thanks to his unique vision of the traditional landscape of the Deep South. He is undoubtedly regarded as a pioneer of colour photography. However, Christenberry is also a versatile creator who has used other media to encapsulate the memory of a landscape that he has personally traversed and experienced over the course of his life.
Christenberry’s prolific career has been featured in numerous exhibitions at many of the leading American museums, but European audiences have rarely had a chance to enjoy his work. This show is, therefore, a singular opportunity to take a closer look at his photography series and other facets of his oeuvre. The exhibition focuses primarily on the artist’s photographic output, featuring over 300 photographs, most of which are of the time and taken between 1967 and 2007. Also displayed are nine sculptures and the installation The Klan Room, which consists of nearly 300 objects. A selection of advertising materials from the artist’s studio rounds out the exhibition.
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