IN THE STREAM OF TIME
LOLA GARRIDO COLLECTION
with special presentation of Linda McCartney’s works
The Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz
Free addmission for Camerimage Entry Card holders from November 12-18 2017.
‘The last thing will be an image, not a word. Words die before images.’ – Christa Wolf
Since its very beginning, photography had been an extremely popular discipline. It quickly became the favourite form of artistic expression for many and has grown into a major branch of contemporary fine art. Throughout its history the CAMERIMAGE Film Festival has presented the outstanding achievements of photographers. Among our most memorable exhibits were Jessica Lange’s portraits of people and places, photocollages by Richard Horovitz, in situ photographic documentation by Mike Figgis, and portraits of contemporary celebrities taken by Bryan Adams.
This year we are honoured to present a truly remarkable collection put together by Spanish art expert and mentor of numerous events Lola Garrido. In The Stream of Time will take you on a journey through the history of photography starting from the mid-nineteenth century up to the 1990s. The selection consists of 90 pieces by 61 photographers. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Dorothea Lange, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Capa, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, and Nan Goldin open the long list of pioneers, famous European and American camera artists of the 1920s and 1930s, photojournalism legends, members of the avant-garde through the ages, revolutionary fashion photographers, and recognised contemporary artists.
The exhibition will feature a special presentation of works by one of the most fascinating photographers of the twentieth century, who witnessed the evolution of pop culture first-hand. Portraits by Linda McCartney will be presented by CAMERIMAGE in the Municipal bwa Gallery with the with the approval of Paul McCartney and Mary McCartney. These specific portraits were created over the course of thirty years of Linda’s career (1965-1997).
The Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz will host the exhibition, providing a unique highlight to the 25th anniversary of the CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, as it is the very act of capturing images through the camera lens that lays the foundation for the art of cinema, and thus both events are a celebration of the foundation of their existence. The formal opening of the exhibition is planned for Monday, 13th November, during which Lola Garrido will give a lecture about her experiences and passion for photography. We also plan to hold a series of lectures and workshops designed to share insight into one of the most important branches of contemporary art and culture. Educational events and expert panels are to take place throughout the duration of the exhibition, which will be open until the end of January 2018.
Organised together with diChroma photography, Madrid, Spain
Curator: Lola Garrido
Producer: Tumult Foundation_CAMERIMAGE Festival, Marek Żydowicz
Co-organiser: The Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz