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A "Perfect Day" with Txema Salvans

Thursday October 21 & Wednesday November 17, at 19h at Foto Colectania

Taking advantage of the current exhibition "Perfect Day", we propose a very special meeting in which the author himself, Txema Salvans, will share with us some details and curiosities of his work.

The "Perfect Day" series is an exhaustive tour of the Mediterranean coast, from Barcelona to Algeciras, carried out between 2005 and 2020, which focuses on the surprising places where we consume our leisure time. With a formal and conceptual style, Txema Salvans invites us - from the irony - to question the stereotypes about the overexploitation of our tourist coastline.

Txema Salvans

Since the last two decades Salvans has developed his work with a documentary and artistic approach outside the usual circuits of photojournalism, also approaching the photographic essay.

Joan Fontcuberta has described his work as a "balance between critical thinking and a poetic sense of humor". Chronicler of contemporary Spain, his projects are consolidated, above all, in the book format. His first book Nice To Meet You (ACTAR, 2005) received the Photo España 2005 award for the best photobook. The Waiting Game (RM, 2013) was awarded as the best Ibero-American photobook (2012).

He has exhibited his work at numerous festivals and museums, including the Arts Santa Mònica Contemporary Art Center, La Virreina Center de la Imatge, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hamburg, the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig and the Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art.

Useful information

Activity: A Perfect Day with Txema Salvans
Where: Foto Colectania
Price: 5 €
Socios & Socias, Amigos & Amigas, students of the Escuelas Amigas de Foto Colectania: free

Limited seats, with prior reservation. Book your seat at Tickets for October 21st, sold out.

Purshase of tickets at the Foto Colectania ticket office on the same day of the activity.