Interview Joan Fontcuberta
In addition to his photography-oriented visual art work, Joan Fontcuberta, has embraced such varied activities as teacher, critic, exhibition curator and historian. He presents in 2014 the Trepat Collection at the Rencontres d’Arles in the Musée départemental de l’Arles Antique, an invaluable artistic legacy, hitherto unknown to specialists and the public alike.
For the first time, the Trepat Collection of Modern Photography is presented here. These photographic fonds owe their existence not to any passion for collecting on the part of the Trepat family but to a commitment to commissioning internationally acclaimed photographers to supply the images for the publications, promotional materials and graphic documentation associated with the activities of a major industrial complex that was for decades one of the engines of the Spanish economy.
Film making : Valentin Bardawil
Trepat Collection, at the Musée départemental de l’Arles antique, Rencontres d’Arles 2014.