Exhibitions This is your Espacio
Exhibitions This is your Espacio

Espacio Fundación Telefónica has reopened with the exhibitions that were interrupted by the recent lockdown. Reserve your free online entrance ticket and choose the time you would like to visit. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Espacio Fundación Telefónica
C/ Fuencarral, 3, Madrid
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Jun 2020
31
Dec 2020
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12:00 - 20:00
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Espacio Fundación Telefónica has reopened with the exhibitions that were interrupted by the recent lockdown. Reserve your free online entrance ticket and choose the time you would like to visit. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

We are reopening our doors with the same commitment to bringing digital culture, art and knowledge closer to everybody. We are also committed to helping Madrid’s economic, vital and emotional recovery.

Espacio Fundación Telefónica will be returning with the exhibitions that had to be put on hold over recent months: ‘Bill Viola – Mirrors of the unseen’, a comprehensive look at the career of one of the great pioneering video artists; ‘Gila speaking’, our small-format tribute to that great comedian, Miguel Gila. The permanent ‘The History of Telecommunications’ exhibition, which seeks to show how telecommunications have evolved, with a special emphasis on telephony in Spain.

| Reserve your free online entrance ticket and choose the time you would like to visit |

During these months of lockdown, the Espacio has continued its activities on a digital platform, as it had been doing for some time, creating new spaces for digital debate and reflection, a format that is in the foundation’s DNA. The digital milieu is an environment in which Espacio Fundación Telefónica has always been very active and one in which it will play an ever-increasing role moving forward. We continue to be committed to two major strategic lines of action with regard to content: digital culture and the dissemination of knowledge.

Never before has the need to highlight the social role played by culture been more important, to spread scientific, technological, humanistic and cultural knowledge and make it available to all, factors which have been shown to have a positive influence on people’s physical and mental health. Given that our world is ever more complex and uncertain, we want to promote a capacity for analysis, reflection, debate, critical thought and creativity through our exhibitions, educational activities and programme of meetings and conferences.

  • Bill Viola, Ablutions, 2005. Foto Kira Perov © Bill Viola Studio

    Bill Viola, Ablutions, 2005. Foto Kira Perov © Bill Viola Studio

  • #GilaAlAparato

    #GilaAlAparato

  • The History of Telecommunications

    The History of Telecommunications

Our exhibitions So much to be discovered

  • On the fourth floor of Espacio Fundación Telefónica is ‘Bill Viola – Mirrors of the unseen’, curated by Kira Perov, director of the Bill Viola Studio. This is an exhibition featuring a selection of over twenty pieces that offers a comprehensive overview of the artist’s career, one which has evolved in parallel to the development of video technology over the past forty years. The exhibition includes pieces from the 1970s such as ‘The Reflecting Pool’ (1977-1979), in which Viola uses his body to explore the possibilities offered by electronic imaging, as well as more modern work, such as the four pieces from the ‘Martyrs’ series (2014) which incorporates the latest technology into complex productions with actors and sophisticated special effects. The use of slow motion and loop editing allow the viewer to see the action and the expression of emotions on the faces of the actors in detail, revealing their inner world.
  • On the second floor is a small-format exhibition that pays tribute to that “other way” of doing things, leaving a completely new mark on the world. ‘Gila speaking’ is not exactly an exhibition of the great Miguel Gila’s life, nor does it seek to be a comprehensive recap of his performances, his travels and his relationships. We wanted to focus on his colossal body of work and how he broke new ground in the various professional fields in which he was involved. Gila was able to leave his mark on everything he did.
  • On the second floor you can also see the permanent exhibition ‘The History of Telecommunications – The Telefónica Historical-Technological Collection’ which seeks to show how telecommunications have evolved, with a special emphasis on telephony in Spain. From telegraph machines to the latest generation of mobile phones, the fifty pieces we have selected illustrate a journey through time that offers an overall perspective of the growth of telecommunications, from its early through to the present day: a world of instant, permanent and global communication.

A safe space, a visit free from worry

We are returning with a new programme offering culture, entertainment, knowledge and leisure. The safety of all our visitors and employees is our absolute priority, to which end we have taken all the steps necessary in order to prevent and control risks and any future contingencies. We’re looking forward to seeing you! #ThisIsYourSpace.

We recommend the following:

  • Visit our exhibitions either on your own or with people you live with
  • Limit your visit to a maximum of one hour
  • Before you visit, consult the catalogues and audio-guides for the exhibition you will be visiting If you want to access this content within the Espacio, free Wi-Fi is available
  • Download your tickets onto your phone or print them off

How we have adapted

  • Reducing the capacity of all our spaces
  • Increasing installation cleaning and disinfection protocols
  • Making hydroalcoholic hand sanitizing gel available to visitors
  • Signposting a safe route through the exhibitions
  • Facilitating the download of comprehensive exhibition information for mobile phones

For your own safety, please remember:

  • A face mask must be worn throughout the visit
 

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