Antoni Arissa at CCCB

ARISSA. THE SHADOW AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER, 1922-1936

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Antoni Arissa Asmarats (Barcelona , 1900-1980 ) was a printer and Catalan photographer of the early twentieth century. He was born in the Barcelona district of Sant Andreu and took up photography while working in his father’s printing press.

The exhibition, curated by Rafael Levenfeld and Valentín Vallhonrat, includes over 160 black and white photographs in the first retrospective in Spain to be fully devoted to Arissa.

Arissa’s career is followed through three stylistic blocks: the first represents his initial phase as a photographer within the trend of pictorialism (1922-1928).

The second block, extending to the early 1930s, includes photographs which feature modern visual solutions.

The third block (1930-1936)  features avant-garde photography and images aligned with the European New Vision movement.

CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Duration of Exhibition: November 13, 2014 – April 12, 2015
Address: Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona
Website: www.cccb.org
Phone: 93 306 41 00

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