ISABEL MUÑOZ AND HER APPROACH TO HUMANITY

If there is something that makes the work of Isabel Muñoz stands out is the delicacy, affection and love she puts in her photography, where the human body is represented in its greatest sublimation, without distinction of origins, customs, colours or ages.

Approaching her work is like a trip around the world, like a journey in which one is detached from his prejudices, his preconceived ideas, unfounded fears, and faces the individual as a whole, the resounding concept of the humanity, face to face, without taboos and barriers.

In her work underlies a discourse that reflects on the responsibility of the individual in his relationship with the planet and with his peers. A detached and naked visual story that avoids artifices and invites us to understand life from the greatness and simplicity of humanity. Now, Tabacalera Espacio de Promoción de Arte hosts the exhibition "La antropología de los sentimientos" where you can see 97 works by this incombustible photographer. It is a collection that perfectly reflects this philanthropic spirit of Isabel and her desire to establish bonds that surpass any stereotype based on the physical aspect or a particular aesthetic.

'Agua', 2016

Isabel Muñoz received the 2016 National Photography Award in recognition of her professional career, which began in 1986 with her first exhibition at the French Institute of Madrid and which marked her beginnings unequivocally. The current showing, curated by Audrey Hoareau and François Cheval, co-founders of The Red Eye, gathers part of the pieces of her last six work series, focused on the representation of the human body (or human bodies, in the plural).

Series 'Mitologías' and 'Locura'

The Tabacalera space seems ideal for this exhibition. The nooks and crannies, the hidden rooms, the doors that lead to secluded corners offer a perfect environment for confidentiality, so that each spectator can approach, in the privacy of his or her thoughts, the clear truth of these images, the encounter with diversity.

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.