(Main image: © Txema Salvans. San Roque, from the series Perfect Day)
OPENING DATE OF THE EXHIBITION AT FOTO COLECTANIA (BARCELONA): SEPTEMBER 15th
From his early photographic work, Txema Salvans approaches the daily happenings that shape people’s daily life, as well as our surprising social behaviour.
Perfect Day is an exhaustive photographic tour across the Mediterranean coastline, from Girona to Algeciras, between 2005 and 2020. Salvans focuses here on the amazing leisure settings where we spend our free time. Throughout his typical formal and conceptual style, using irony to allow us to understand the scale of the tragedy, the author invites us to think about the stereotypes that emerged from the overexploitation of our tourist coastline.
This series, published at the height of the pandemic by the British publisher MACK, summarizes in a subtle yet powerful way Salvans’s career and deepens the subject that troubles the author in his latest works: human resilience that makes us turn seemingly inhospitable spaces into places to disconnect and for personal survival.
© Txema Salvans. Cartagena, from the series Perfect Day, 2005-2020
Txema Salvans’ work has been published by leading international media including Le Monde, Suddeustsche Zeitung Magazine, Stern, New York Times, NZZ, Liberation, Monocle, Colors, Big Mag, Vice, Marie Claire, GQ France, Elephant, British Journal of Photography, Wallpaper, I-D Magazine, Matador and El País Semanal.
He has recently exhibited his work at numerous festivals and museums, such as the Centre d’Art Contemporani Arts Santa Mònica, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hamburg, the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig and the Museo Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía.
Fundación Banco Sabadell is the main collaborator of Foto Colectania and participates in the exhibition Txema Salvans. Perfect Day.
Dates: From September 15, 2021 To November 21, 2021
Schedule: Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 2.30pm and form 4pm to 8pm / Sunday from 11am to 3pm
Closed on Bank Holidays