Hands that do not see, Tagomago Collection


“Hands that do not see” is an exhibition of affinities and dialogues among thirty photographs of hands that form part of the collection of Valérie and Vicenç Boned. Employing as its starting point a clear and simple theme, “Hands that do not see” serves as an excuse when translating and exploring on the wall latent associations between pieces and diverse authorships.

A mosaic of hands reconstructs the universe of Tagomago Collection, conferring visibility to the figure of private collector and the pleasure of collecting photographs.

The exhibition brings together approximately fifteen photographers, among them Ignasi Abalí, Chico Bialas, Cristina de Middel, Alberto García-Alix, Jordi Gual, Kishin Shinoyama, Nick Veasey and Francesca Woodman. It is accompanied by a small photobook exhibition – the second component of Tagomago collection.

Vicenç Boned and Valérie de Marotte Boned have been sharing their passion for photography and collecting for the last two decades. Their collection consists of approximately four hundred (400) pieces with an emphasis on Spanish contemporary photography and emerging forms of photographic creation.

It is complemented by a growing selection of Spanish and international contemporary photobooks.

Tagomago Collectors Project (TCP) is born out of the desire of ex-gallerists and collectors Valérie de Marotte and Vicenç Boned to build and manage a contemporary collection not merely on the level of contents but also on the level of mission, approach and function.

With a marked emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, the aim of TCP is to bridge photography with other areas of artistic creation, encouraging appropriation, experimentation and the coexistence of novelty and tradition.

TCP is developed with an open-minded approach to photography that brings together the following elements: photography, installation/plastic formats, photobooks and performance.

TCP operates as a dynamic agent in the field of photography collection and creation: instead of organizing static exhibitions, it opts for an interdisciplinary exhibition work that will integrate the collection in the contemporary artistic practice while generating new associations between artists, curators and novel exhibition contents, novel initiatives and eventually more photographic heritance.

TCP will develop projects and activities in the fields of creation, education and promotion. One of its main aspirations is to foster communication and the exchange of ideas within the community of private collectors.

This private initiative will be developed in tandem with festivals, fairs, institutions, publishing houses and emerging experimental platforms.

Caption: Kishin Shinoyama: Celeb Candidates, 1974/2010. Courtesy: TCP & David Urbano

This exhibition has been loaned by  tagomago-collectors-project.com

Place: La Massa. Centre de Cutura Vilassarenc . Mestra Viladrosa, 56. Vilassar de Dalt