Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
Tuesday to Friday / From 4pm to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday / From 11am to 2pm & from 4pm to 6pm
It’s been one and a half decades since Madrid’s old the slaughterhouse was turned into a theatre. Since then, this space has hosted shows, concerts, performance art pieces, festivals, exhibitions... Put on by artists from all disciplines who have opened up to their observers, the public, an infinite number of ways of seeing reality, as there is no single reality and it is influenced by the colour of our lenses. This exhibition seeks to remember those who embarked on that adventure and all the professionals who have passed through its facilities. It is thanks to their ongoing efforts that the Naves del Español at Matadero are such a centre of cultural reference today.
The presentation of this selection of posters is also a mixture of tribute, acknowledgement and a nostalgic desire to relive iconic shows that still live on in the minds of many theatre-goers today. So many directors, performers, artists and creators have passed through these spaces that it is impossible to choose just one. The exhibition will of course open doors that will allow us to remember not just one show, but many and even several different periods. To review history is to realise that although everything remains the same, everything has in fact changed. Just so: in 2007 the world was smiling; in 2009 a major global crisis made us tremble and in 2020 everything turned upside down again, leaving us almost breathless.
This exhibition is therefore an invitation to travel through time by means of theatre posters from yesteryear right up to the present day. Visitors will be able to clearly see the trends of each era and the value of posters per se. An exhibition that will invite visitors to delve into many more aspects than purely theatrical ones.