Today begins a free exhibition on Madrid in the 80s –

The Canal Foundation hosts in its exhibition hall (Calle Mate Inurria, 2) a free exhibition on the artistic creation that took place in the capital during the 1980s and which is framed in PhotoEspa├▒a2023 festival. Madrid: Creative Chronicle of the 80s is the name given to the exhibition is held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Statute of Autonomy of the Community of Madrid. The capital became, from that moment, the social, cultural, artistic and economic epicenter of the country.

The exhibition, which can be visited from May 19 to August 20, is a look at the creative explosion that Madrid experienced during those years marked by the transition to democracy. And it emphasizes the creation of new artistic currents, taking into account different movements, beyond the well-known “Movida”.

Editorial credit: Canal Foundation

Madrid: Creative Chronicle of the 80s tells how the culture that developed in the city functioned as an engine for change in Spanish society and its need to open up to new times. During the exhibition we will find more than 300 works from private and public collections. The pieces, by more than 80 creators from different disciplines, function as a visual chronicle of the time.

a look at cinema, music, painting, fashion and the lifestyle of troubled times, but at the same time totally revolutionary. A decade that contributed to the construction of Spanish pop iconography that in this exhibition we will be able to see in the form of photographs, paintings, newspapers, magazines, posters, fanzines, album covers, advertisements and television clips.

Editorial credit: Jordi Socias/ Canal Foundation


Weekdays and holidays: from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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