The Cervantes Institute of Marrakech, the Spanish Embassy in Morocco and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport are organising, in collaboration with the Museum of Art and Culture of Marrakech (MACMA), the photographic exhibition of the great Spanish artist of Hungarian origin Nicolas Muller entitled "La mirada comprometida".
This exhibition opened last Saturday 11 March at the Museum of Art and Culture of Marrakech and will be open until 23 April 2023 at MACMA.
Nicolás Muller was born in Hungary and lived in many countries before settling permanently in Spain. He witnessed an era that filled Europe with scars, and made a notarial record of the working-class life of his time. He lived and suffered the beginnings of Nazism and in his search for a free society he visited several of the countries that fell under the influence of Nazi barbarism: Austria, Italy and France, or those with their own misfortunes, such as Portugal and Spain, each with its own dictatorship.
This exhibition aims to broaden knowledge of Nicolás Muller's work through 125 photographs, most of them unpublished, showing works taken in Hungary, France, Portugal, Spain and Morocco, the country represented in 24 of the photos.
These are images that Nicolás Muller never produced or that form part of editorial works that only used a small part of these images, and in many cases it could be said that they were "disfigured", as they were reframed to adapt them to the needs of the publications, in many cases becoming almost unrecognisable from the original shot.
The negatives have been almost forgotten, but in the custody of his daughter Ana Muller. Now, the release of these images will allow the public to expand the record of Nicolás Muller and to see the great quality of the work that still remains unpublished.
Submitted by José Antonio Sierra, Hispanismo advisor.