October 16, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Mudec Photo presents the exhibition “Elliott Erwitt. Family”: 60 black and white shots that explore the various facets of the ineffable, all-encompassing concept of “family”. The photographs of the celebrated photographer Elliott Erwitt have immortalised moments in the daily lives of key figures of the last century, without omitting any opportunity for delicate irony in his work. The family has played a role of primary importance for the artist, due to the countless nuances contemplated by its significance. Nothing is in fact more absolute and relative, changing, universal and as special as this theme.
The family has to do with genetics, social matters, law, safety, protection, and abuse; happiness and unhappiness. It is an institution that today like never before is everything and nothing and that manages to both warm the soul and cause tempers to flare.