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Lee Friedlander + Espacio Miró – General ticket


October 1st, 2020 to January 10th, 2021

In 1963, Lee Friedlander (Aberdeen, Washington, 1934) defined his photography as “the American social landscape”. He thus distinguished himself – along with other important artists of that time, such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus – from the documentary photographers of previous decades. Following the exhibitions New Documents, organized at the Museum of Modern Art, and Modern Art and Toward a Social Landscape, at George Eastman House, the influence that both Walker Evans and Robert Frank exerted on the three of them was evident. However, we should not forget that despite Friedlander’s definition of his own work, the new documentalists were predominantly interested in learning more about themselves and the visual facts of their environment rather than the social problems that so interested their predecessors.

New Documents had an extraordinary impact on the American art scene, and Friedlander’s work was hailed as one of the most important turning points in twentieth century art. His images broke with traditional forms of representation and contrasted sharply with the formality of the photographers of old. His occasionally banal visual repertoire generated confusing visual threads and jolted viewers with a sense of irony stemming from the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated objects and ideas. His photographs have changed the way we look at things, and the most surprising thing is that after more than sixty years of taking photographs every single day, the artist continues to constantly renew himself and challenge our ordinary vision of the real world.

Within this apparent ordinariness, in the search for visual metaphors that are difficult to understand, Friedlander’s critical gaze has reflected the enormity and chaos of North American society.

*Último acceso: 30 minutos antes del cierre.

Ventajas para colectivos y entidades colaboradoras

Entrada reducida (2€)

  • Titulares de carnet joven
  • Mayores de 65 años
  • Pensionistas
  • Personal docente
  • Titulares y miembros de familia numerosa
  • Estudiantes
  • Miembros de WPG

Entrada gratuita

  • Menores de 16 años (No incluye grupos escolares)
  • Ciudadanos en situacion legal de desempleo
  • Miembros del ICOM y personal acreditado de Museos e Instituciones culturales
  • Periodistas acreditados
  • Discapacitados superior a un 33% y un acompañante
  • Guías oficiales de turismo

Entrada reducida (1€)

  • Estudiantes y personal universitario o de enseñanza superiores de: UAM, TAI, LENS, EFTI, IEFC, RSF, uc3m

Mondays (except holidays) from 2 pm to 7:50 pm.
Tuesdays to Sundays / holidays from 11 am to 7:50pm.

* The last access to the rooms is 30 minutes before closing.

Visitors are asked to vacate the rooms 10 minutes before closing.

General ticket: 3€
Reduced price ticket: 2€
• Holders of a young person card
• Over 65 years old
• Pensioners
• Students and Teachers
• Holders and members of large families

Reduced price ticket: 1€
• Students and staff of collaborating entities

Free ticket: 0€
• Every Monday (not public holidays) 5pm – 9pm (purchase ticket at the box office)
• Under 16 years of age (does not include school groups).
• Legally unemployed citizens. Must be accredited by: INEM benefits paperwork valid on the visit date to the exhibition.
• Members of the ICOM and accredited personnel from cultural Museums and Institutions.
• Accredited journalists
• Official tourism guides
• Persons with a disability greater than 33% and a companion
• In appreciation of their work in the fight against COVID-19, all healthcare personnel, along with members of the State Security Forces and Fire Brigade, will enjoy free entrance to this exhibition. They will be entitled to two entrance tickets per person which they can obtain by showing their identification at the box office.




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