PLACE: Fundación Telefónica, Fuencarral Street 3, Madrid (Spain)
Free admission, no reservations needed.
DATE: June 17 to October 2, 2022
The Fundación Telefónica space hosts ‘Creation in Motion. Ferrovial in the Eyes of José Manuel Ballester,’ an exhibition of 44 photographs made by the painter and photographer from Madrid commissioned by Ferrovial.
The exhibition can be seen on the 2nd floor free of charge, from June 17 to October 2, 2022. The works, selected by curators María de Corral and Lorena Martínez de Corral, cover the following areas of construction: cultural or unique buildings, bridges and viaducts, dams, metros, highways, airports, and tunnels.
The Fundación Telefónica space presents fifty photographs by Madrilenian painter and photographer José Manuel Ballester. These photos give in-depth insight into the complexity of Ferrovial’s engineering, construction, and infrastructure projects.
The artist has travelled for twelve months, spreading the word about Ferrovial’s main activities and capturing the exceptionality, energy, and effort in each of its works.
‘I’ve tried to be faithful to what I’ve felt in every moment when facing so many particular scenarios, where the grandeur of human talent is ever-present.’José Manuel Ballester
The exhibition is divided into series that show the numerous projects carried out by Ferrovial in over fifty communities across more than fourteen countries: highways, bridges, airports, metros, museums, civil buildings, dams, viaducts, tunnels, treatment plants, and the ITER.
This selection aims to show both the beauty of the finished works and the enormous complexity of their execution; that is the guiding thread of all the sites that José Manuel Ballester photographed, revealing never-before-seen aspects of the projects.
Throughout this exhibition, the artist conveys something that goes beyond the structures shown in his photographs: he talks about modernity, present and future, and the use of new techniques and new materials that allow him to better testify to creation in motion.
María de Corral and Lorena Martínez de Corral