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Family portraits. Castro Stele

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From June 13 to October 6, 2024

Free entry until complete seats

Vélez-Málaga Room (014)

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed Monday.

Family portrait is a project through which photographer Estela De Castro tries to broaden the spectrum of understanding what the traditional idea of ​​family is. In the more than thirty large portraits that appear in the exhibition, people and animals appear posing to generate a portrait of the family entity. Human persons and persons of other species form the great variety of possible typologies and expand the conventional spectrum of understanding the monospecies family as the only one accepted within our world. This project by Estela De Castro is part of her animalistic discourse, already developed through the series Zoocosis, The Animals or Persona. In all of them, they seek to dignify the animal that shares the planet with human beings and fight for the recognition that they should have in a society that still codifies them or has them for the most part as second-class beings. Family Portrait has been developed over the last two years and in it the author draws on her great mastery of this genre as well as the assumption of the long tradition of group representation throughout the History of Art. As part of this project, the responsible adoption of certain protectors that the author has chosen to give visibility will be directly promoted. On the other hand, an activity will be planned prior to the exhibition, through which neighbors with animals they consider family will be invited to come to La Térmica to be photographed and take part in the project.

Call for photographic set – June 8.

  • Registration available from May 23.

Castro Stele (Madrid, 1978) Spanish photographer specialized in portraits. In 2019 she was in charge of taking the official portraits of the Spanish royal family. She is the author of the Fotógrafxs series in which she portrays the great masters of Spanish photography and of several animal projects such as Zoocosis, The Animals and Persona. In 2023, the Ministry of Culture awards him the award for best art book for The Animals, published by La Fábrica

Rafael Doctor Roncero (Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, 1966) Art historian, manager and editor. He has worked in many of the most important museums and art centers in Spain in recent decades. He directed Espacio Uno at the Reina Sofía from 1997 to 2000. In 2003 he was the creator and director of MUSAC until 2009. Currently he is an independent curator and director of Editorial Los Dosientos among other things.

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