Friday, May 14, 2010

Joan Fontcuberta's Photography

In Visual Communication and Culture (COMM 344), Columbia College students are asked to research and investigate the significant cultural contributions of noted photographers-- from the safe and staid Ansel Adams to the incendiary Robert Mapplethorpe. One photographer often overlooked when choosing subjects is Joan Fontcuberta of Barcelona.

A conceptual artist whose medium is photography, Fontcuberta is a true living legend as he continues to exhibit his work worldwide. Among his most recent works are: Albarracín. Santa Iocencia.; Deconstructing Osama: The Truth about the Case of Manbaa Mokfhi; and Landscapes without Memory.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography provides a succinct description of his work: "The work of Joan Fontcuberta makes able use of narrative, wordplay, and visual arrangement to press questions about photographic truth and representation. Complementing a history of painstaking photomontage and other fabrication, Fontcuberta also produces straight images of chance encounters and curious juxtapositions. The frost-damaged cacti of Costa Llobero Garden, Barcelona, Spain play with the authenticity suggested by the camera and the dubiousness conjured by an odd and unfamiliar situation. Interpreted as exotic creatures, staged event, or seasonal botanic response, the image and its origins take a second reading in context of Fontcuberta’s other projects.

Joan Fontcuberta was born on February 24, 1955 in Barcelona. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Museum of Fine Arts, Fukui, Japan; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and the Art Institute of Chicago. It is also well-represented in public collections around the world, including those of the Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Fons d’Art de la Generalitat, Barcelona; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition to his activity as artist, critic, and co-founder of Photovision, since 1996 Fontcuberta has also been a professor of audiovisual communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona."

For more information about Joan Fontcuberta visit his official website

10 Responses
  1. Zac Says:

    So he's teaching in Barcelona? Can we go visit his studio? Will he come have lunch with us?


  2. Rambling Says:

    I like that idea! How do we make that happen? Amy

  3. Zac Says:

    Um, we talk to Liz our tour guide. Mostly about finding a time-gap in our schedule. But after that, also, of course, have to see if Prof. Fontcuberta wants to see us. If Liz sees a gap, and there are several people interested,you could email the prof and see if he's in town.


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