An event with professor of Contemporary Art Estrella de Diego where, starting with Lartigue and his career, she will share key points regarding the development of photography over the last century.
Lartigue was an artist ahead of his time for many different reasons. Not only because of how he understood photography, experimenting with technique and themes throughout his entire life in his search to “restore reality in its totality” and to capture “joyful moments,” but also because he believed in colour photography at a time when it was seriously reviled in Europe. The leap from the amateur to the professional realm, the emergence of new techniques that popularised colour, and the autobiographical use of photography, are all some of the topics that will be addressed in the talk afterward with cultural journalist Ana Romero, who will be hosting and moderating the event.
Along with the conference, the exhibition “Lartigue, el cazador de instantes felices. Fotografías a color (Lartigue, Hunter of Joyful Moments. Colour Photographs)” will remain open this day until 21:00h.
Duration: 90 minutes
The conferences are dynamic in format and include a conference, an interview, and a round of questions with the audience.
Estrella de Diego is professor of Contemporary Art at the Complutense University of Madrid and author of several publications. Curator of noteworthy national and international exhibitions, she is one of the most relevant figures in art and art theory in our country.
Her extensive academic career includes educational institutions, museums, and cultural entities all around the world, of which the following are of note: NYU, Oxford University, the University of Helsinki, the Paris Sorbonne, Saint Martin’s London, the Tres de Febrero University of Buenos Aires, UCLA, the MoMA New York, Guggenheim New York, the Prado Museum, and many more.
She is also author of several essays and research works, a regular columnist in the newspaper El País, and art collection adviser for the publishing house Ediciones Cátedra.
In 2010, she received the Golden Medal for Fine Arts Merit for her work as writer and researcher, and since 2016, she has acted as academic of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando of Madrid.