Pseudopanorama — Manolo Laguillo — Manolo Laguillo

Edited by Moritz Küng
Published by La Virreina Centre
de la Imatge, Barcelona, and
MUN–Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
Texts by Moritz Küng, Manolo Laguillo, Juan José Lahuerta
Designed by ODD (Oficina de disseny)

140 pp.
32 x 23 cm
Softcover with dust jacket,
sewn bound

ISBN: 978-84-9156-292-4
28 €

Manolo Laguillo (Madrid, 1953) is a key figure in the Spain of the “new topographics”, a 1970s movement of international artists that altered traditional concepts of landscape and urban photography without glossing-over the reality of a territory. Analysing and documenting since 1977 the transformation of the urban space and its sprawl, he has often worked in series that emphasized the ambiguous tensions between city and countryside. Being professor of photography since 1996 at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.

The new monograph / artists’ book Pseudopanorama that coincidences with the exhibition Manolo Laguillo. Projectos 1983-2020 at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona, and MUN–Museo Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, documents his most recent seven photo series: Lavapiés (2014), Japón (2014), Las Provincias (2015), Beirut (2017), El Estrecho de Gibraltar (2019), Centrales Nucleares (2020) and Barcelona Abril (2020), the latter on the deserted capital under Covid-19 lock-down.