NYU’s Department of Photography and Imaging in Collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull to Host a Discussion with Joan Fontcuberta and Agustí Torres


The Department of Photography and Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull will host the event Catalan Shots: A Discussion with Joan Fontcuberta and Agustí Torres.

NYU’s Department of Photography and Imaging in Collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull to Host a Discussion with Joan Fontcuberta and Agustí Torres
Official portrait of Colonel Cosmonaut Ivan Istochnikov, 1968 © Joan Fontcuberta

Date: Monday, Nov. 28, 6 to 8 pm; Event is free and open to the public

The Department of Photography and Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of theArts, in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull will host the event Catalan Shots: A Discussion with Joan Fontcuberta and Agustí TorresFred Ritchin, professor and associate chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging will moderate the discussion.

Both renowned artists, Joan Fontcuberta from Barcelona and Agustí Torres from the Balearic Islands, have developed significant international careers and have exhibited their work in museums worldwide. They will talk about their work as well as debate the question of photographic reality and photography’s role in the perpetuation of cultural assumptions.

The event will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Riese Family Lounge, located on the ground floor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place).  Admission is free and open to the public but a photo ID is required when entering the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930, or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

This event is part of the Catalan Days festival(www.llull.cat/catalandays), produced by the Institut Ramon Llull to promote Catalan culture and taking place in New York City from September through December 2011. Founded in 2002, the Institut Ramon Llull (www.llull.cat) is a consortium created by the governments of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands with the objective of promoting Catalan language and culture abroad.

The Department of Photography & Imaging is an intensive four-year BFA program centered on the making and understanding of images. It is a diverse department embracing multiple perspectives. The students work in virtually all modes of analog, digital, and multimedia photo-based imagemaking, exploring photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression.  For further information, visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

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