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Applied Nostalgia

A photographic tour of Madrid and Belgrade in search of similarities between the two cities.

From 11 to 29 November

Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 8pm

Saturdays from noon to 8pm

Sundays from noon to 6pm

Closed on Mondays.

*Visitors must vacate the exhibition 15 minutes before the centre closes


Free admission until full capacity is reached.


Reduced mobility

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What do Belgrade and Madrid have in common? This is the question posed by the exhibition Applied Nostalgia, a photographic project promoted by the European Integration Office of the Republic of Serbia that is coming to Madrid on the occasion of the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Forty photographs from a photographic journey through these two cities in which the Serbian photographer Zoran Ilić Kujundžić captures the essence of Madrid and the Spaniard Virgilio Hernando Vañó does the same with Belgrade, searching for similarities, inspiring places, scenes and people that remind them of the capitals of their respective countries, always from a "nostalgic” perspective.

These 40 photographs, 20 from each city, will allow the visitor to compare the similarities between the two cities by showing some of their monuments, streets, corners, people and traditions, with the added value of the fact that the two photographers had never before met or shared what they were going to photograph.

The Applied Nostalgia project was launched in 2007 by the European Integration Office of the Republic of Serbia to promote cultural exchange, European values and cooperation between Serbia and the Member States of the European Union.

The idea is that a Serbian photographer visits the capital of the country holding the Presidency of the European Council, while another photographer from that country travels to Belgrade to photograph scenes that remind him or her of the capital of their own country.

The project has so far been carried out in 19 countries, and this is the second time it has come to Spain. Madrid hosted Applied Nostalgia for the first time in 2010, when Spain also held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On that occasion, the exhibition featured photographs of our capital by Serbian photographer Dragan Kujundzic, and of the Serbian capital, Belgrade, by the Spaniard Carlota Escribano.