“VIVIANMAIERSELFIE”

 

BASES DEL CONCURSO INSTAGRAM:

1 Artegunea propone explorar los autorretratos de Vivian Maier y poner en valor la belleza de la fotografía clásica.

2 Para este concurso se podrán tomar como referencia los autorretratos de la fotógrafa Vivian Maier, cuyo trabajo se puede ver en la exposición Vivian Maier. Una fotógrafa revelada de la sala Kutxa Kultur Artegunea (Tabakalera) hasta el próximo 20 de octubre.

3Los autorretratos marcaron de forma especial su trayectoria fotográfica. Realizó infinidad de ellos, tantos como posibilidades de descubrir quién era ella misma; algo que se proponía con cierta insistencia y aparente obsesión. Aprovechaba reflejos y elementos que encontraba en su día a día para realizar fantásticas composiciones en las que incorpora su figura. Siguiendo esta línea, los participantes pondrán en marcha su creatividad a la hora de autorretratarse y construir así fotografías enigmáticas y sorprendentes.

4 Las personas menores de 18 años no podrán participar.

Para poder concursar en #VivianMaierSelfie deberás aportar una fotografía (autorretrato) y subirlo a tu cuenta de Instagram. Cada persona participante puede enviar tantos autorretratos a concurso como quiera. La cuenta de Instagram deberá ser pública, puesto que de lo contrario tan solo sus contractos podrán ver sus publicaciones.

5 El sistema de participación se realizará solo a través de Instagram, subiendo el autorretrato a tu cuenta con el hashtag #VivianMaierSelfie. Añade un título o una breve explicación, además de seguir, mencionar y etiquetar la cuenta de Artegunea (@arteguneaKutxa).

6Todas las publicaciones serán revisadas y validadas por la organización que se reserva el derecho a no admitir las piezas que no cumplan, según su criterio, las condiciones técnicas, artísticas y/o legales exigidas por el certamen.

7. Fallo del jurado y premio

El periodo de participación es del 29 de julio al 30 de agosto de 2019. El 2 de septiembre un jurado designados por Kutxa Fundazioa elegirá los tres premios ganadores, que consistirá en sendos catálogos de la exposición Vivian Maier. Una fotógrafa revelada. La decisión del jurado será inapelable, incluso en el caso de que los premios se declaren desiertos.

8.- Derechos sobre las publicaciones a concurso

La persona participante manifiesta y garantiza que es la única persona autora de la/s fotografías y titular de todos los derechos de autor sobre la/s fotografías que presenta al concurso. Asimismo, será responsabilidad de la persona participante recabar la autorización de las personas que pudieran aparecer en cada fotografía, para la efectiva actividad que se convoca, a menos que dicha fotografía haya sido tomada en un sitio público y en la forma legalmente establecida, asumiendo toda reclamación por derechos de imagen. La persona participante será la única persona responsable legal ante cualquier controversia que pueda surgir por incumplimiento de la ley respecto a los derechos de autor por el uso de imágenes preexistentes.

9 Promoción y difusión

Con el fin de poder llevar a cabo cuantas acciones promocionales y de difusión del concurso considere necesarias la organización, todas las personas participantes cederán a Kutxa Kultur Artegunea de forma exclusiva y con carácter gratuito, los derechos de reproducción y comunicación pública las imágenes y textos presentados a concurso. La cesión de estos derechos quedará circunscrita únicamente al ámbito del concurso y su posible exposición posterior. Permitirá a la institución convocante tanto transformar las obras técnicamente en la medida en que ello sea necesario para adecuarlas al formato, imagen o apariencia de Internet o cualquier otra tecnología susceptible de adscripción a Internet, como reproducirla en los soportes físicos que estimen convenientes.

Las publicaciones premiadas, junto a los textos asociados, quedarán en propiedad y uso exclusivo de Artegunea, entrando a formar parte de los fondos audiovisuales de la institución, cediendo los autores de estas publicaciones a la institución los derechos totales de exhibición y reproducción de las obras premiadas. Las personas autoras de las publicaciones ganadoras deberán recabar la autorización expresa de Artegunea para cualquier uso que deseen hacer de las publicaciones, o para presentarlas a cualquier otro concurso.

10.- Protección de datos de carácter personal

De conformidad con lo dispuesto en el Reglamento (UE) 2016/679 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 27 de abril de 2016, relativo a la protección de las personas físicas en lo que respecta al tratamiento de datos personales y a la libre circulación de estos datos; le informamos que los datos de carácter personal facilitados por Ud., serán susceptibles de tratamiento estrictamente confidencial bajo la responsabilidad de Kutxa Fundazioa, Kutxagestion Zerbitzuak, S.L.U. y Fundación Bancaria Kutxa – Kutxa Banku Fundazioa, con la finalidad de participar en el concurso.

Los datos y la documentación remitida serán conservada, durante el tiempo que resulte preceptiva, siendo destruida en el momento en que no sea necesaria su conservación, o bien, cuando Vd. personalmente lo solicite, garantizándole un total respeto a la confidencialidad de sus datos tanto en el tratamiento como en su posterior destrucción.

Sin perjuicio de lo anterior, el consentimiento para el tratamiento y/o comunicación de sus datos personales tiene siempre carácter revocable, sin efectos retroactivos. Se le informa de la posibilidad de ejercitar, en cualquier momento, sus derechos ante uno de los responsables del tratamiento (Kutxa Fundazioa, con domicilio en Paseo Mikeletegi 79 en Donostia) o remitiendo un escrito por correo postal a la dirección anteriormente indicada o a través de correo electrónico   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  adjuntando, en cualquiera de los casos, una copia de su documento de identidad acreditativo.

11.- Aceptación de las bases

Las personas participantes, por el mero hecho de participar en el concurso, aceptan todas y cada una de las bases del mismo.

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EXHIBITION:



 

New York NY c. 1950

 

VIVIAN MAIER

A photographer revealed

 

 

21st JUne- 20th October 2019

Curator: Anne Morin

 

 

 

New York, NC, c. 1950 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

 

The exhibition is made up of 135 photographs, of which 33 have never been shown in Spain, and represents a small treasure trove.

The photographs are divided into 6 themed sections:

1. Portraits
This section is largely made up of a wide variety of photographs of women, elderly and destitute people. These pictures show her curiosity about everyday life and the traits of the people who attracted her attention. It is in her portraits that Maier approaches the other. It is worth making a distinction between the portraits of people from the lower classes - with whom she could identify - and those of people who were apparently better-off in life.In some portraits, Maier prints her own face over those of the people she is photographing. This peculiarity means her portraits also show herself, and can in short be considered not just portraits but self-portraits.


2. Self-portraits
Self-portraits formed a special part of her photographic career. She took many, many of them, as many as the possibilities of discovering who she herself was; something she returned to repeatedly and apparently obsessively. She took advantage of reflections and features she came across in her everyday life to create fantastic compositions into which she inserted herself. 

3. Formalism
This section clearly shows Maier's obsession not so much with the image in itself as with the act of photographing. She would take pictures of people, of the street, of objects and of landscapes. She sometimes gives the impression that she conceived what she photographed purely from a formal point of view - essentially, framing and balance - without worrying about her photographic discourse, giving priority in the picture to the formal features of the elements that appear in the photographs.

4. Street scenes
Memorable photographs of the architecture and city life in New York and Chicago, especially in the 50s and 60s, in particular of their working-class neighbourhoods. She simply photographed what she saw; she did not attempt to capture anything out of the ordinary, just the little things, those that were really important in defining each person or situation: a detail, a gesture, a pose, an inflection of reality turned into a story.
In her street scenes she did not enter the setting she was photographing, but remained on the threshold, on the edge. Neither close enough to interfere nor far enough to be invisible.
 
5. ChildhoodNew York 1954
Vivian Maier got on very well with children. It is no coincidence that she worked as a nanny. Childhood is a constant of vital importance running through her work and children play a leading role, whether posing individually, playing in a group or gazing at the camera.

 6. Colour photographs
From 1965 onwards, Maier started to move into colour photography, beginning to work with a Leica. The switch to a much lighter camera with the viewfinder at eye level rather than the Rolleiflex she had used up to then reinforced her visual contact with the people she was photographing. 

The selection of photographs is accompanied by another of super 8 mm films shot from 1960 onwards, allowing us to see Vivian Maier's view in motion. As in her photographs, she offers a visual experience, the result of discreet, silent observation of the world around her. There is no narrative, there are no camera movements, (the only move that could be described as cinematographic is that of the bus or metro train from which she is filming). Vivian Maier filmed what led her to the photographic image: she observed, she focused intuitively on her subject and followed it. She zoomed in with her lens to get closer from a distance and concentrate on a pose or a detail (like the legs or hands of certain people amid a crowd). The film works rather like a documentary - a man who is being arrested by the police or the damage caused by a tornado - or as an object of contemplation, like the eerie procession of sheep towards the Chicago slaughterhouses.

 

 

       New York,1954 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

  


ARTISTA:


 

 Self-portraitVIVIAN MAIER

 

Vivian Maier (1926-2009) worked as a nanny in New York and then Chicago, from the early fifties and then for over four decades.  

A whole life spent unnoticed until the recent discovery, in 2007, of her body of photographic work: an important, imposing and dense collection made up of over 120,000 negatives, super 8 and 16 mm films, various recordings, a few photographs and vast numbers of undeveloped films. This passion which filled her today places her among the greatest creators of Street Photography, and she figures in the history of photography alongside Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt or Garry Winogrand.

 The last-minute discovery of her work, which would probably have been lost or even "disfigured", is almost a contradiction, a turnaround of fate in Vivian Maier's life, because it was this discovery that enabled this humble nanny to become, posthumously, Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier, photographer.

 Among her body of work we find recurring subjects, like street scenes, portraits of strangers and people with whom she could have identified, the world of children that was hers for so long, and then a certain taste for self-portraits: there are many of these among Vivian Meier's work, taken in different ways in infinite variations. They became almost a language within a language. A multiple personality.  In this exhibition we present an overview of her work across the major subject areas she explored throughout her life as a photographer, defining the specifics of her photographic style from the first pictures she took in the late 40s through to the 90s. Moreover, in this exhibition we present, exclusively, a selection of 30 hitherto unseen pictures from the part of her archive that consisted of over 2,500 undeveloped films which have finally been processed. Great discoveries.

 

Self-portrait © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY


ACTIVITIES:

 

Free guided visits
Every Sunday

At 6:30 in Basque and at 7:30 in Spanish.

 

Family Workshops                                                                                                                                                  

Family Workshops for accompanied participants aged 5-11                                                                                      

Every Saturday from 12:00 to 13:30 hours.

Price: €3

For further information and to book activities, you can call us on 943 25 19 37 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Programmes for groups:

Guided visits

60 min

Price: €60

 

Guided visit-workshops

90 min

Price: €80

 

Programmes tailored to groups with special needs

For further information and to book activities, you can call us on 943 25 19 39 or email us at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


RELATED ACTIVITIES:

 

Film

26th June //  20.00

Screening of the film Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, USA, 2013 (83'), in the Tabakalera cinema. Tickets available from the usual Tabakalera outlets.

 

Medium-format camera workshop with Niko Iturralde

6th July // From 10.00 to 13.30 and from 15.00 to 19.00

Different medium-format cameras will be considered, with emphasis on the model used by Vivian Maier, the Rolleiflex. The workshop includes taking photographs with these cameras and developing them.

 

Price: 50€ // Completed!

Advance registration at the venue, by telephoning 943251937 or by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vivian Maier by Jorge Napal

5th September  //  19.00 // Completed!

Guided tour led by the social journalist Jorge Napal

Visit free, advance registration at the venue, by telephoning 943251937 or by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vivian Maier by Tamara García

3rd October, //  18.30 Completed!

19.00 Vivian Maier by Tamara García

Visit free, advance registration at the venue, by telephoning 943251937 or by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Round table

10th October // 19.00

Curator Anne Morin and writer and translator Berta Vias Mahou, author of the book Una vida prestada [A Borrowed Life] (Lumen, 2018), will be discussing the photographer Vivian Maier in the Ruiz Balerdi room (Kutxa Kultur, on the 4th floor of Tabakalera). After the round table Berta Vias will be signing copies of her book.

In Spanish.

Free entrance subject to capacity.

 


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Price: €20 (VAT inlcuded)

 

 

 

 

   

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EXHIBITION:



 

PALAU GUELL 001

 

AITOR ORTIZ

 

GAUDÍ

Intimate Impressions

 

 

15.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

 

 

Curator: Javier González de Durana


A set of 120 images of various buildings designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (Reus, 1852 - Barcelona, 1926) are on show in the exhibition entitled Intimate Impressions of the photographer Aitor Ortiz; the buildings include Casa Milá, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Parc Güell, Torre Bellesguard, Palau Güell, Casa Vicens, Casa Calvet, the Güell pavilions, the crypt of the Güell Colony and the mock-up workshop of the Sagrada Familia. Although the visitor is able to recognise the specific building of which this or that photo was taken, Aitor Ortiz does not try to facilitate this recognition nor does he try to impede it. As a specialist in photographing today’s complex, large-scale architectural structures, this is his first incursion into the field of a historical architect who possessed a unique, mighty visual power. Out of respect and admiration, the photographer establishes a delicate, intimate conversation with the architect in which each one speaks to the visitor.

 

In this project on Antoni Gaudí’s architecture it might seem that Aitor Ortiz has turned his gaze towards a designer who worked wonders with architectural space while masterly using a creative exuberance dedicated to the design of details; these two reasons prompted him to devote his attention to an architecture that was so different from any that had previously absorbed his attention.

 

Nevertheless, when photographing Gaudí’s architectural work, Aitor Ortiz does not renounce who he has been and who he is; the reason is that in the Catalan architect he has managed to find a Gaudí parallel to the beholder and one who amazes us with his shapes and colours, another Gaudí who is not less than the previous one, who also exists, although he has not been observed thoroughly, a more subtle, delicate Gaudí, a barely imperceptible, almost secret Gaudí, a Gaudí who passes unnoticed between the weird creations of his undulating imagination.

 

Aitor Ortiz's camera functions like a revealing eye of that which, while remaining in full view, remains invisible to an awestruck gaze, exhausted by a story brimming with narrative wealth. But there is another story in Gaudí: it is the one that this unique photographer with a solid personality has seen.

 

When one stands before buildings such as Casa Milá, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló or Torre Bellesguard, is it possible not to end up with visual repetition, with the iconic stereotype tackled a thousand times over by image professionals, the mass media, or tourists? The photographic overfeeding surrounding the work of the Catalan architect, with the sequelae of visual noise and iconic saturation, compels us to desire and seek —in the mystery of the ultimate silence, in the dissolution that allows our consciousness to remember and understand it— 

©Aitor Ortiz

 


THE ARTIST:


 

 AITOR ORTIZAITOR ORTIZ (Bilbao, 1971)

 

He has worked on architectural photography since 1995, transcending the simple document. Exploiting the factor of dissolution and transformation of the real that is associated with photographic representation, Aitor Ortiz works with space, architecture and the object as starting points to present us with a series of visual and cognitive unknowns.

 

His work has been displayed in individual exhibitions at the University of Navarra museum (Pamplona, 2018), at Le Centquatre (Paris, 2015), at the Canal de Isabel II (Madrid, 2013) and at FOTOGRAFISKA, the Swedish Museum of Photography (Stockholm, 2011). His work forms part of the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre collection, the Masaveu collection, the Guggenheim Bilbao museum and the La Caixa foundation contemporary art collection





ACTIVITIES:


 

Free guided visits
Every Sunday

At 6:30 in Basque and at 7:30 in Spanish.

 

Family Workshops                                                                                                                                                  

Family Workshops for accompanied participants aged 5-11                                                                                      

Every Saturday from 5:00  to 6:30 hours.

Price: €3

For further information and to book activities, you can call us on 943 25 19 37 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Programmes for groups:

 

Guided visits

60 min

Price: €60

Guided visit-workshops

90 min

Price: €80

Programmes tailored to groups with special needs

 

For further information and to book activities, you can call us on 943 25 19 39 or email us at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


RELATED  ACTIVITIES:


 

CASA BATLLO 002

 

 

Presentation of the publication GAUDÍ. Intimate Impressions

 

November 21th at 7.00pm, Balerdi room -Tabakalera, 4th floor

 

Discussion between the photographer Aitor Ortiz and the designer Santos Bregaña

 

Free entrance until full

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guided tour with the artist and the curator

 

December 19th at 7.00pm

 

Visit to the exhibition guided by Aitor Ortiz and the curator Javier González de Durana

 

Advance registration at the venue, by telephoning 943251937 or by emailing    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Christmas family workshops

 

December 26th & 27th and 2nd & 3rd January from 5.00 to 7.00pm

 

Price: €3

 

Advance registration at the venue, by telephoning 943251937 or by emailing    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Talk by Iñaki Bergera

 

 

 

17th January at 7.00p

 

Arquitectura y fotografía: habitar con la mirada (Architecture and photography: inhabiting with the eyes)

 

Free entrance until full

 

 

 

Music in the gallery

 

On three Saturdays, 18th and 25th January and 1st February

 

From 6.30 to 8.00pm,.

 

Students from Musikene will perform pieces by Frederic Mompou in the gallery itself to accompany the exhibition.

 

Free entrance until ful

 

Concert Mompou and his contemporaries

8th february, 7 p.m.

Concert by Musikene students

 

Kutxa Kultur Kluba - Tabakalera , 1st floor

 

Free entrance until full

 

 

 

©Aitor Ortiz

 


CATALOGUE:



KATALOGOA-ORTIZ-CATALOGO

 

 

 

 

 

AITOR ORTIZ

GAUDÍ

Intimate Impressions

Price: 40€ (VAT included)