03.02.2017 — 30.04.2017
“Mythologies” is the second part of a retrospective of the work of Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz.
Born in Barcelona in 1951, Isabel Munoz is an internationally renowned photographer whose work is focused on the sensuality of the human form. As a small child, she wanted to become invisible in order to observe without being seen, and so from a young age she decided to become a photographer. Her work is widely admired and has won numerous prizes and distinctions, including the 2016 Spanish National Photography Prize, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Isabel Munoz’s photographs appear in many important public collections, including the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris) and the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York).
Following her shows about dance and bodies in movement, Isabel Muñoz presents us with her examination on the subjects of the origins and transformations of the founding of Man.
On the frontier of anthropology, she captured the skin grain in the very ancestral marbles of baroque Rome, where a drape, a fragment of a wing, sends us back to our founding myths. She confronts civilizations photographing different ethnic groups in Africa, their body paintings as landscapes or trees of life forever drawn onto their skin. She confronts the idea of death, fundamental in our evolution, capturing the sensuality of the ballet of bullfight:
“A picture is not over until you’ve shared it with someone.”