HM King Felipe VI of Spain today presided over the inauguration of the “Creation in Motion. Ferrovial in the eyes of José Manuel Ballester” exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, which runs until October 2. The exhibition displays the vision of José Manuel Ballester, a painter and photographer, after spending a year photographing Ferrovial projects around the world.
The King was accompanied by Raquel Sánchez, Minister for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda; Rafael del Pino, Chairman of Ferrovial; and Carmen Morenés, General Director of Telefónica Foundation.
The exhibition coincides with the 70th anniversary of Ferrovial’s foundation. To mark the occasion, Ferrovial invited José Manuel Ballester, winner of the Spanish National Photography Prize in 2010, to compile a portrait of the company through its main activities and projects around the world. The exhibition, curated by María del Corral and Lorena Martínez del Corral, selected 44 large format photographs in a number of categories: landmark buildings, bridges and viaducts, dams, subways, roads, airports and tunnels. This is the second time that the artist has worked with the company on a project of this type; the previous occasion was in 2012.
José Manuel Ballester traveled more than 30,000 kilometers during the year that the project lasted, photographing some 50 projects in Australia, Poland, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Peru and Chile. The journey enabled him to capture his personal vision, as a painter and photographer, of the structures, buildings and spaces developed by Ferrovial. The pictures in the exhibition reflect the complexity and breadth of the projects that Ferrovial undertakes, covering the full infrastructure life cycle, from planning and construction through to operation and maintenance. They include photographs of highways in Dallas, Toronto, Toowoomba and Virginia; airports in London and Glasgow; bridges in Canada and Slovakia; historic buildings such as Madrid’s Plaza Mayor and Palacio de Cristal; tunnels under the Thames and the Alps; and the ITER project in France.
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