THE AQUALOGY FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHTS THE LINK BETWEEN WATER AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AT AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATIONS
25 September 2012
The Aqualogy Foundation is sponsoring the exhibition ‘Where water lives’, which highlights the presence of this element in the photographs and illustrations from the archives of the newspapers ABC and La Vanguardia, which can be visited at the ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration (calle Amaniel, 29-31, Madrid), from tomorrow until November 18.http://fundacionaqualogy.org/dondehabitaelagua.php" /l ".UGldypEY1qw" /t "_blankhttp://museo.abc.es/" /t "_blank Both newspapers, which began publication in the late nineteenth century, have a huge archive of images, many of them unpublished. From these large archives, they have selected over 300 images, including photographs and illustrations.
‘Where water lives’ takes us through two routes. Firstly, the drawings from the ABC collection, and, secondly, a selection of almost 200 photos from the archives of newspapers ABC and La Vanguardia. The part subtitled ‘Drawing Water’ presents more than 100 drawings by Ángel Díaz Huertas, Antonio Mingote, Lorenzo Goñi and Manuel García y Rodríguez, amongst others. The photography section is divided into three subject areas: ‘Water is Life’, ‘The Paths Travelled’ and ‘What It Gives Us’. ‘Water is Life’ highlights the regenerative and medicinal qualities of this element. ‘The Paths Travelled’ explores new territories and tools used by man to reach the most distant sources of water. Finally, ‘What It Gives Us’ looks deeper into the power of water as a generator of life, but also as an element of destruction.
The exhibition’s routes and subject areas explain management of the resource over the years and how the development of infrastructures for their distribution and treatment has enabled Barcelona and Madrid to grow. It also presents economic and social changes in images and paintings where water is the main element. The selection is also a reflection on the habits and customs related to water and documents the development of Spanish society over the last century and a half.