Aleix Plademunt, Colita, David Mocha, Gerard Boyer, Helena Rovira & Noe Lavado, Ignasi López, Joan Colom, Joan Fontcuberta, Jon Cazenave, Marta Bisbal, Martí Gasull, Miquel Llonch, Miren Pastor, Noelia Pérez, Núria Martinez Seguer, Pablo Lerma, Pep Escoda, Ricardo Cases, Salvi Danés, Txema Salvans, Vicente Paredes, Xavier Martí Alavedra, Xavier Miserachs, Xavier Ribas, Yurian Quintanas
Territorios de papel: un viaje por fotolibros (Paper landscapes: a journey through photobooks) is an online exhibition that takes us on a journey, around Catalonia mainly, through photobooks. These photobooks are mostly contemporary, but some more historical ones, photobooks that started to establish Barcelona's image in the 1960s, are also revisited.
Barcelona is the starting point for this journey that will take us to its outlying districts, the Costa Brava, the coastline to the south, inland and finally leaving from the north, beyond its borders, into a cosmological space.
A journey and a story counted in kilometres as we go, the odometer indicating the presence of certain publications as we travel through the landscape. The photobooks can be consulted in the following pages of the exhibition, grouped according to the distances it counts.
Each photobook can be seen through videos or other resources that make the immediate experience of the book more generally accessible. There is also a brief technical description and an explanatory text, either by the authors themselves, or by other associated colleagues, but present within the definition of the world of books.
I wish you a good journey through these paper landscapes as you loose yourself amongst the pages of time.
Pedro Torres (Brazil, 1982) is an independent curator and visual artist. He has participated in the coordination and administration of exhibition projects in ArtsLibris Barcelona (Arts Santa Mònica and ARCOmadrid), Blueproject Foundation, LOOP Discover, Premio Miquel Casablancas–Sant Andreu Contemporani, as well as other publishing projects and travelling exhibitions in Barcelona and environs. He has recently curated, Look Up at the Sky (EspaiDos/Sala Muncunill, Terrassa), HerSelves (co-curator, Blueproject Foundation), Alter-retrato – entornos, representación e identidad (Art Deal Project and The Folio Club, Barcelona) and assisted with De la línea al movimiento, by Jorge Méndez Blake and Mateo López, curated by Claudia Segura (Blueproject Foundation), and An Intellectual History of the Clock, curated by Alexandra Laudo (Stockholm, Brussels, Barcelona, Warsaw). Previous curatorial projects include a dozen online exhibitions for the stuffinablank.com platform, with the participation of more than a hundred international artists.