Chris Killip

Wednesday 01 June 2016 to Sunday 25 September 2016

Ten years that transformed Europe. Motelay Collection.

The British Council collaborates in this exhibition organised by Círculo de Bellas Artes and PHotoEspaña and curated by Alexis Fabry and María Wills.

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher is elected prime minister of the United Kingdom; in 1989 the Berlin wall is torn down. Ten years that transformed Europe, paradoxical and characterised by their openness, by a capacity for innovation translated into the dizzying development of the banking section; but also by the increasing of unemployment and the dismantling of the welfare state that was set up in the post-war period.

At the end of all these years of transition, the stand-off between the two superpowers ended, the economic crisis emerged people’s lives and the limits between photography and other manifestations disappeared.

31st May:
6.00PM: Talk with the British photographers Chris Steele-Perkins and Peter Fraser, with Alexis Fabry, María Wills, and Laurenz Berges (Círculo de Bellas Artes).

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Arts, Photography