Chema Madoz in converation with journalist Antonio San José at Fundación Juan March
On Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Juan March Foundation continues the Conversations season at the Foundation; the journalist Antonio San José will talk with the Spanish photographer Chema Madoz.
Chema Madoz (Madrid, 1958) is one of the Spanish photographers with the most international exposure. In 1999 the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum presented the Madoz exhibition. Objects 1990-1999, the first individual exhibition that the museum dedicated to a living Spanish photographer. Internationally, he has exhibited at institutions such as the Center Pompidou in Paris, the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, the Fondazione M. Marangoni in Florence, the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow. He has received the National Photography Prize and the PHotoEspaña Prize in 2000, and the Culture of the Community of Madrid Prize in the modality of Photography in 2012, among others.
His artistic work has been described as "analytical photography or visual trope" and his visual style as "surreal rationality or logic of the oneiric", to refer to the compositions of objects that star in his works - in the words of the philosopher and art historian Luis Arenas-.
To conclude, the journalist Antonio San José will ask Chema Madoz to enunciate three proposals that, in his opinion, could contribute to improving society. The dialogue will be complemented with the projection of videos and images related to the activity of the guest.