SCREENINGS, POLAROIDS & DRINKS is addressed to individuals from the area of fine art photography and collecting that declare themselves Polaroid lovers. To celebrate its first edition, TCP invited Marianne van der Land and Nicholas Bot (The Botland Collection) and America Sánchez (photographer and designer) to share their experience and work with us.
Marianne van der Land and Nicholas Bot are two Dutch collectors who have given a twist to their private collection over the last five years, focusing it on polaroids and unique prints.
“We are especially interested in polaroids because they are always unique prints, processed at a particular moment and gone through the hands of the artist”, they comment.
Parts of the Botland collection have been shown in the “De stad, de stilte en het gedruis” exhibition in Fotomuseum Den Haag (2014), and in the Danny Lyon exhibition, “Conversations with the Dead”, Förum for Fotografie (Cologne, 2015) – Foto Colectania Foundation (Barcelona, 2014). Besides this, they collect thousands of anonymous photographs and family albums, all tracked down in flea markets.
America Sánchez is a graphic designer, photographer and teacher, born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1939. Self-taught, he learnt from the so-called Swiss School (International Typographic Style). After working at the Agens advertising agency and some years working at different agencies, he moved to Barcelona and set up his own design studio. America Sánchez was responsible for the corporate branding of renowned institutions and companies such as the Picasso Museum and the National Theatre of Catalonia. He was also in charge of the graphic branding of major events such as the logo for the Barcelona 92 Olympic candidacy. His style combines the rigorous design of European tradition with popular graphic art.
America Sánchez has developed an extensive photographic work in the areas of appropriation, collage, and polaroid making. His personal collection of polaroids includes more than 600 pieces.
The event took place on March 19, 2016 at the Tagomago Collectors Project showroom, an exquisite space featuring a collection of more than 400 photographs and 700 books.
© Pics by Óscar Ciutat.