Activities

KBr Barcelona Photo Center

Kbr is not just an exhibition venue. Our aim is also to offer a permanent educational program focused more on training future generations in the understanding of photographic language and its artistic dimension, than explaining a specific exhibition.

In addition, we will schedule gatherings and conferences with photographers, curators and experts in the field of photography who will share their experiences and knowledge.

We open the doors of KBr to you, your family, and all those interested in delving into the world of photography, in learning how to to look and feel. Take part in our activities.

Carrie Mae Weems conversa amb Elvira Dyangani Ose

KBr Guests

October 5th 2022

KBr Guests will host Carrie Mae Weems. On the occasion of the opening of A Great Turn in the Possible (KBr and Fundación Foto Colectania), this discussion between the North American artist and Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator of the exhibition, will cover the main facets of the show as well as several aspects of the artist’s entire body of work.

Conference cycle: Photography and Archive

Conference Cycle

October 11th 2022 – December 13th 2022

Directed by Joan Boadas, this cycle will discuss the relationship that is established between the act of photography and the conservation of the images that have been produced: the creation of image archives.

The program’s eight conferences propose a journey ranging from the birth of the archive to its possible death, highlighting its relationship with memory and with literary and artistic creation, among other matters.

KBr Guests. Bleda and Rosa in conversation with Marta Dahó

KBr Guests

7th June 2022

KBr Guests proposes a meeting where the artists and the curator talk about the exhibition in which they are the protagonists, Bleda y Rosa, one of this season’s exhibition proposals.

KBr Guests. A Conversation with Joan Fontcuberta, Miguel Ángel Tornero, and Alexandra Laudo

KBr Guests

25th May 2022

On this occasion, the KBr Guests section proposes a conversation to bring us closer to the exhibition Resonances. Fundación MAPFRE Collections, curated by Joan Fontcuberta.

Restitutions Photography in Debt with its Past

Conference Cycle

March 8th 2022 – May 17th 2022

This cycle, directed by Carles Guerra, will address a main issue facing photography in terms of its relationship with its own tradition, through ten case studies. Each one investigates how to respond to claims made by those who identify as victims because of the unauthorized taking and use of their photographic image.

Restitutions at the Filmoteca

Restitutions at the Filmoteca

April 6,20 and 27, 2022

Filmoteca de Catalunya presents a special program dedicated to show some works related to three of the conferences of the cycle Restitutions. Photography in Debt with its Past: those pronounced by Hilde Van Gelder, Ana Longoni and Michaëla Danjé / Cases Rebelles Collective.

Jazz at the KBr

Jazz at the KBr

February 26th 2022 – May 7th 2022

On the occasion of the Lee Friedlander’s exhibition, and in collaboration with the Conservatori del Liceu and the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival, KBr presents a program of 6 jazz concerts that will take place on different Saturdays in the exhibition space.

Dialogues and Lectures on Exhibitions

KBr Guests

February 22nd 2022

Within the KBr Guests series, which features programming dedicated to current exhibitions, this session will delve into Adolf Mas. The Eyes of Barcelona under the guidance of Carmen Perrotta, the exhibition’s curator.

Photography Speaks of Revolutions

Conference Cycle

October 5th 2021 – January 11th 2022

Under the direction of Laura Terré this cycle of talks and round table discussions will focus on the relationship between photography and the revolutionary phenomenon. Through a program that begins with the Paris Commune and ends with the Arab Spring, we will discover the pivotal role played by photography in various revolutions.
Photography and Chance

Conference Cycle

November 2nd – 5th 2021

This cycle stems from the collaboration between the PANORAMIC Festival and KBr Fundación MAPFRE. Under the guidance of Joan Fontcuberta, four guests will tackle the debate between chance and prediction in artistic creation.
KBr Guests. Dialogues and conferences about the exhibitions

Among the conversations and lectures scheduled in conjunction with the center’s exhibitions, to which this section is dedicated, we present a three-way conversation, including the photographer himself, which will allow us to gain crucial insights into his body of work. The conversation will focus on a selection of photographs on view in Field of Images.

KBr Guests. Dialogues and conferences about the exhibitions

KBr Guests provides a new way of approaching the activities at KBr: The program includes discussions and conferences in which the protagonists of the exhibitions (photographers and curators), as well as experts within the national and international photographic scene (critics, writers etc.) share their impressions on the current exhibitions at KBr.

Participamos en el Panoramic festival
Under the direction of Joan Fontcuberta, and as part of the program of the last edition of the PANORAMIC Festival, this cycle explored, through different disciplines, one of the great signs of identity of our time: the externalization of intimacy. The sessions were broadcast in streaming and you can see them again here.
Photography and exhibitions: cross-cutting knowledge

Directed by Marta Dahó, this online cycle explores the different aspects of the complex and changing relationship between photography and exhibitions thereof over the years. The eight sessions complete a fascinating cross-cutting focus that embraces historiographic, theoretical and curatorial perspectives.

Participamos en el Loop Festival

LOOP FESTIVAL

10th-22nd November 2020

Join the video-art events organized on the occasion of the Loop Festival throughout the city of Barcelona in the form of exhibitions, screenings, conferences and round tables.
Filmoteca de Catalunya ofrece una sesión especial en torno a los trabajos de Paul Strand

Paul Strand in La Filmoteca

22th-26th December 2020

The Filmoteca de Catalunya is scheduling a special session to showcase some of the American photographer’s film work.
The Captive Gaze: an interactive experience

We invite you to enter our virtual daguerreotype workshop and learn all about the process of making a daguerreotype. You can also discover all the details of these little works of art in our 3D images.