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Press quotes

“Eine Entdeckung: ...” (A discovery)

Christian Riethmüller, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 18.10.2022

“...eine überragende Retrospektive von Carlos Pérez Siquier...” (an outstanding retrospective by Carlos Pérez Siquier)

Christian Huther, Rhein-Zeitung, Koblenz, 19.10.2022

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Duration: October 15, 2022 – January 15, 2023

Opening: Friday, October 14, 2022, 7 pm 


Saturday, October 15, 2022, 3 pm

Gallery Talk with exhibtion cutator Carlos Martín

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 3 pm

Curator's tour with Celina Lunsford

Sunday, November 27, 2022, 3 pm

Curator's tour with Celina Lunsford

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 3 pm

Curator's tour with Celina Lunsford

Public guided tours

every Wednesday, 5 pm

The Spanish photographer Carlos Pérez Siquier (1930–2021) is one of the leading figures of photographic modernism. He maintained a key position in Spanish photography, first through his neorealist works and later as a pioneer of colour photography. In cooperation with Fundacíon MAPFRE, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt shows a retrospective of his most important series from 1957 to 2018.

The now legendary series La Chanca, begun in 1956, already conveys some stylistic features typical of Pérez Siquier: In the barrio of Almería, the artist photographed life on the fringes of society – first in black and white, and at the same time with a sense of empathetic humour that is also noticeable in his later work. In the 1960s, he decided to work in colour, sensually capturing the cultural changes of post-Franco Spain when an apparent consumer society started to emerge

On view at the FFF are around 130 works, including previously unpublished photographs. Together with a comprehensive monograph the exhibition contributes to a new understanding of Pérez Siquier's work. The show illustrates how the photographer, who remained in his native city of Almería throughout his life, became one of the most influential creatives in Spanish photography despite working from the periphery.

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Follow Co-curator Carlos Martín explaining Carlos Pérez Siquier’s series “La Chanca” (1956–1962)

The exhibition PÉREZ SIQUIER is FFF's contribution to Spain's Guest of Honour programme at Frankfurt Book Fair 2022. The show, curated by Carlos Martín and Carlos Gollonet, was made possible in cooperation with Fundación MAPFRE, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and FFF.

    PEREZ SIQUIER has been co-organised by Fundación MAPFRE and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) in collaboration with FFF.

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