The work of Àngels Ribé (Barcelona, 1943) is essential for an understanding of contemporary conceptual art as part of its international panorama. We consider her to be a pioneer whose work extends from photography to performance, from installation to sculpture. She has a constant sense of space, shape, and an understanding of the world through her own body. The role of photography has been of great importance in the development of her work, used as a witness and the main register of her actions and performances, and also as an instrument of her gaze, silently capturing the setting's imperceptible details, or methodically registering her walk, her body, space and the shapes surrounding her, to reveal a grammar of fragility of fleeting moments in the face of the "masculine hierarchy of perpetuity"
El Mussol ("little owl") was a group of eight photography enthusiasts that came together during the early 1960s, half-way between Terrassa and Barcelona. Antoni Boada and Josep Maria Albero are the two only members alive of the group. Albero, still in full activity. He has explained us how "El Mussol group" was born and about their experiences as a group.
We have lost Joan Colom, one of the all time greats. In twenty-five, fifty, and in all probability a hundred years, this will be the lasting memory from 2017. Everything else, or almost everything else, that happened during 2017 has a lot to do with him and his legacy. If today photography has a greater presence than ever in our cultural life, it is because Colom taught us how to think about the medium and how to esteem it. In 2017 he sent us a message for 2018 and the years to come: we must persist in demanding full recognition for photography and photographers.