History seen through a photographer's eye

Captivating and appalling moments in history are recounted in a one-of-a-kind fashion during "365° (365 degrees)", which will be running at River City Bangkok for three months from Saturday to Aug 15.

Exceptional staged photographs by Eugenio Recuenco. River City Bangkok

This is an exhibition by Eugenio Recuenco, one of the world's most famous fashion photographer who has recreated and constructed fascinating images and photographs to portray unforgettable events and the influences of art, current affairs, politics, disasters, and mankind's achievements through photography, light-box installations and video.

Viewers will be taken on a photographic journey into contemporary history featuring such events as the Sept 11 attack on New York's World Trade Center, highlights of the life of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, and the premiere screening of Star Wars.

Also presented will be the creative works of some of the world's most loved artists including Banksy, Edward Hopper, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Mondrian and Van Gogh.

Hailed as one of the most spectacular exhibitions in Spain where the photographer was born, the exhibition's title refers to his humorous, sometimes cynical, often optimistic view of the world.

Featuring the best of his career, it's his most ambitious project and it took eight years to create 365 photos of historical significance tied to a specific date and involved 120 models and a production team of 300 staff. It is aimed to encourage viewers to think more deeply about the events shown in the photographs.

The exhibition has been shown in Barcelona, Madrid, London, Valencia, Shanghai and Taipei before coming to Bangkok this month.

Madrid-born Recuenco started his career creating large-format paintings before he turned to photography. He has collaborated with leading Spanish and international fashion magazines such as Vogue, Madame Figaro, Vanity Fair, GQ, Marie Claire, and Zink.

He was also behind the creation of product images of many prestigious brands including Loewe, Nina Ricci, Diesel, ShangaiTan, Yves Saint Laurent, Playstation, Custo, Le Bon Marché, BSI Lugano, Naf Naf, Mango or Pernod Ricard.

The exhibition will be on view at RCB Galleria, 2nd floor of River City Bangkok on Charoen Nakhon Road. Tickets to the exhibition cost 250 baht (150 baht for students, seniors and the disabled) if purchased by Friday from zipeventapp.com and ticketmelon.com. After that, tickets will be priced at 350 baht (250 baht for students, seniors and the disabled).

Visit rivercitybangkok.com or call 02-237-0077/8.

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