The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 9, 2015

Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid opens major retrospective of the work by Robert Adams
Joshua Chuang, curator of US photographer Robert Adams photo exhibition poses for photographers during the press presentation of the exhibition at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid on January 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET.
MADRID (AFP).- A major retrospective of works by US photographer Robert Adams, who has focused on the changing landscape of the American West, opens Wednesday in Madrid.

The exhibition at the Reina Sofia museum features nearly 300 black and white photos taken between 1964 and 2008 that depict empty highways, solitary buildings, tree stumps, half-built suburban developments and telephone polls.

"I believe this is the largest exhibition of his works ever held in Europe," exhibition curator Joshua Chuang said during a preview of the show on Tuesday.

"What we hope is that Robert Adams' work does speak to European audiences. While he made pictures of specific geographies in America, of geographies that are local to him, geographies that he has called home, he has found elements in them that speak universally to landscapes around the world."

The exhibition begins with his early pictures of solitary buildings in Colorado and ends with more recent images of tree stumps and birds in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

They include some of his most well known works such as a photo taken in 1968 depicting the silhouette of a woman standing in the window of her suburban Colorado Springs home.

While the house is in the shade, the front lawn basks in bright sunshine.

"In this one picture you get the sense of beauty and despair. What makes his works iconic are their ability to depict both disappointment and hope," said Chuang.

The photographs are small, about 15 centimetres by 15 centimetres (six inches by six inches), and they are set in white frames.

Those on display are drawn from the Yale University Art Gallery’s master sets of the photographer’s work.

Madrid is the first stop in Europe for the exhibition, called "Robert Adams: The Place We Live", which is on a nine city tour that began in Vancouver, Canada in September 2010.

After it wraps up in Madrid on May 20, the retrospective will travel to Bottrop in Germany, Paris, London and Winterthur in Switzerland.

Born in Orange, New Jersey in 1937, Adams grew up in Colorado. He took up photography in the 1960s in an attempt to capture the rapid changes to the landscape which he was witnessing in Denver, where he lived at the time.

© 1994-2012 Agence France-Presse

Today's News

January 16, 2013

Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid opens major retrospective of the work by Robert Adams

Sotheby's London to offer private Swedish collection of Modern & Contemporary art

Christie's presents the strongest array of the Art of the Surreal ever offered at auction

Israel to open exhibit on biblical King Herod, the monarch who ruled Jerusalem

Swann Galleries' newly reinstated Old Master Drawings Auction to be held January 29

The Estorick celebrates anniversary with landmark exhibition "Giorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetry"

Valerie Rousseau appointed Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Art at American Folk Art Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum names Peter Mullin Chairman of the Board of Directors

Premier line-up of galleries from across the world will launch Art Basel's first edition in Hong Kong

Atlas Gallery showcases photographs of North Korea in new group show "High Resolution"

Clipper ship masterpiece by James Edward Buttersworth sails into Bonhams New York

47th Art Cologne, running from 19 to 22 April, announces top-flight line-up of international galleries

James Ottaway, veteran newspaperman, elected Chair of Storm King Art Center

Groundbreaking artists, educational perspective and global diversity: ArtPalmBeach 2013

Art Institute appoints Judith Russi Kirshner as Deputy Director for Education

United States student could "doodle" way to college money

A lifetime in pictures by Robin Hanbury-Tenison on view at the National Theatre

VOLTA NY announces exhibitors for 2013

Gary Gates named Joslyn Art Museum Board Chairman

Solo show by Cynthia Ona Innis on view at Walter Maciel Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves aims to pinpoint legendary Queen Nefertiti's tomb

2.- Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores the world of Indian textiles and fashion

3.- Rare Byzantine mosaic that depicts ancient streets and buildings in Egypt restored

4.- Sopranos actor/art collector Federico Castelluccio to pen book on Guercino discovery

5.- Exhibition at the McNay Art Museum presents more than 50 works created by Joan Miró

6.- Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

7.- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires painting commissioned by King George III

8.- Tang Museum at Skidmore College receives 500 photographs from Jack Shear

9.- The Rijksmuseum and the Louvre to jointly buy rare Rembrandts for 160 mn euros

10.- Rail life: History of trains brought to life in a state-of-the art museum in Brussels

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site