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The exhibition 'La luz presente', which has 67 images, can be visited until June 15

The retrospective photographic work by Ferran Freixa is exhibited from today at Museu Boca del Calvari

22 April 2022
Exposición Ferrán Freixa.

This is the first exhibition showed since the death of the author, a benchmark of subjective documentary 

Museu Boca del Calvari hosts from today until June 15 the exhibition of the photographer Ferran Freixa 'The present light' that reviews the career of the author who died last June. The exhibition arises from the collaboration between the Benidorm City Council and the Photographic Foundation and is made up of 67 black and white photographs and three large-format colour images.
The exhibition was opened this afternoon by the Councilor for Historical Heritage, Ana Pellicer, and the daughters Ferixa, Marina and Mar, as well as Inma Cortés, representative of the Photographic Foundation, the curator Alicia Lamarca and members of the municipal corporation.

Pellicer has described the exhibition as unique” that “will allow the viewer to delve into the creative production of Ferran Freixa and discover the poetry that is in all his photographs and the themes that excited him and that are a constant in his work: the passage of time, the traces that it leaves in architectural constructions, the daily life of objects and urban landscapes from very diverse places and the beauty that exists in them”.

Pellicer added that "this exhibition is also unique because this monographic selection is the first to be exhibited since the disappearance of the photographer and also the first of Ferran Freixa's work to be exhibited in the province of Alicante".

"For the City Council, the Department of Historical Heritage and Boca del Calvari Museum -he remarked- it is very gratifying and stimulating to be a part of this project and to have in the city the work of such a nationally and internationally recognized photographer, who He has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and some of whose photographs have been incorporated into the collections of the Reina Sofía Museum, the IVAM, the National Art Museum of Catalonia or the National Library of France”.
Inma Cortés, for her part, has explained the Foundation's work "of research, cataloguing and recovery of his legacy to make his work known" and has branded Freixa as an exponent of "subjective documentary".

Marina Freixa, the photographer's daughter and one of the exhibition's curators, pointed out that this exhibition "gathers, as a retrospective, the different stages through which the author's subjective documentary art passed" from 1973 to 2013. “In all the images”, he specified, “an absolute personal stamp remains, invisible threads that seem to weave an aesthetic personality with the themes that fascinated him: the Mediterranean, the ruin and erosion of cultural heritage, classical architectural monumentality, the nature recovering the stolen land, the city, or the beauty of everyday objects in hotels and restaurants”.

After recalling that Ferran Freixa's photographic work is "intimate", "poetic" and done "in no hurry", he assured that the selection of images for this posthumous exhibition "has been, without a doubt, an exercise full of nostalgia", another very present element in his work. “Our will”, she concluded, “is to move and show his archive, a very personal work but one that everyone can connect with”.

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Corte voz 1 Ana Pellicer
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Corte voz 2 Ana Pellicer
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