May 20 - September 15, 2010
Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
curated by Luis Pereira
Madrid ¡Oh Cielos! exhibition showcases the work of great photographers and encourages the citizens and visitors of Madrid to contemplate their skies, enjoy them to the full and become more aware of the heritage they represent.
In Madrid ¡Oh Cielos! photographs by Ramón Masats, Chema Madoz, Cristina García Rodero, Javier Vallhonrat, Alberto García-Alix, Ouka Leele, Francesc Catalá-Roca, Luis Baylón, Paco Gómez, Valentín Vallhonrat, Manuel Sonseca, José Manuel Ballester, José María Díaz-Maroto, José María Mellado, José Manuel Navia, Julio Álvarez Yagüe, Juan de Sande, Fernando Manso, Rosa Muñoz, Ciuco Rodríguez, Pasquale Caprile, Luis Vioque, Félix Lorrio, Jordi Socias, Thomas Kellner, Antxón Hernández, Bernardo Aja, Sergio Moya, Primoz Bizjak and Julio Sacristán.
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The saying "From Madrid to the sky and from there a small hole to see it" dates back to the end of the 18th century, when the urban improvements and embellishments promoted by King and Mayor Charles III had made Madrid a city worth living in.
The positive associations of this expression have led to it also being the title of this photographic exhibition, which will be shown on the roof terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes from May to September 2010 and which also celebrates the centenary of the Gran Vía.
Over the past fifty years and up to the present day, many photographers have worked in Madrid. Some because they were born here, others because they developed their careers in this city and still others because they temporarily succumbed to the magnetism of the sky and its light.
The exhibition Madrid ¡Oh Cielos! can be visited from May 20 to September 5, 2010 on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.