Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

De natura libris

The physical and the abstract
From March to September 2022 (August closed)

Tuesday to Friday from 16.00 to 20.00 h. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11.30 am to 2 pm and from 4.30 pm to 8 pm.


Free access

Casa del Lector

An exhibition that portrays the interactions we have with books, in the physical and the abstract

The corporeality of a book is registered through its structures, textures, forms and signs of use.

Experiences are ultimately individual, evoked by any number of attributes: the content of a book, its textures and smells, the memories it awakens or simply the aesthetic beauty of its parts.

By reading and using books, people create bonds. As each journey through a book is personal, so is the interpretation of these photographs.

Álvaro Alejandro López de la Peña. Mexico City
Photographer and writer, he has worked in the publishing world making covers and interior images. He is the author of books for children and photography. He recently began to disseminate personal photographic projects, some of which have been exhibited in libraries and cultural centres in Mexico, USA, Canada, France, Spain, Belgium, Iceland and the Netherlands.