Curated by Pedro Almodóvar, Galería Elvira González Madrid is currently presenting a selection of 31 photos by American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
The photographs, spanning Mapplethorpe’s career between 1976 and 1989 reveal the artist’s ultimate expression of beauty: nudes, flower compositions and still lifes.
Pedro Almodóvar conceived the show as a set of groups of images in dialogue with each other. His gaze focused primarily on the human body and the geometry of space in Mapplethorpe’s photos.
Galería Elvira González, the exclusive representative of Robert Mapplethorpe in Spain, has worked alongside the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in organising this exhibition of silver gelatin and dye transfer colour prints. The exhibition, part of the Off Photoespaña Festival 2011, is accompanied by a publication with texts by US novelist and poet Siri Hustvedt. The texts themselves are based on Pedro Almodóvar’s selection of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work.
The exhibition is open until July 22nd, 2011 at Galería Elvira González, General Castanos 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain.