New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.) will host an exhibit from February 12 to May 3 celebrating the film magazine Fotogramas. Founded in 1946, Fotogramas is the only Spanish film magazine of the era to survive today. The exhibit – Fotogramas and Film Culture in 1940s and 1950s Spain – will showcase covers of Fotogramas from 1946 to 1962, together with displays relating to censorship, cinema theaters, and handbills from the 1940s and 1950s. (Curator: Ana Cabello.)
The exhibit will stage its inauguration event Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., with remarks by Jo Labanyi (NYU) and Vicente Sánchez-Biosca (NYU-University of Valencia-University of Paris III). A reception will follow.
In addition, a round table discussion on film magazines and film culture in Spain (1920s – 1960s) will be held Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibit. The speakers will explore the history of film magazines in Spain over half a century, focusing on their role in constructing cultural imaginaries. Toni Ulled Nadal, the current editor of Fotogramas and grandson of the magazine’s founder, will be on hand.
Eva Woods Peiró (Vassar College), “‘Soy/Eres una estrella’: Magazines and Star-building in 1920s and 1930s Spain”
Jo Labanyi (NYU), “The Photographs in Fotogramas: The First Two Years (1946-1948)”
Kathleen M. Vernon (SUNY – Stony Brook), “Media Divergence in a Modernizing Nation: Fotogramas in the 1950s and 1960s”
Moderated by Isolina Ballesteros (Baruch College CUNY).
A reception will follow.
Acknowledgments: KJCC extends its thanks to Fotogramas for making this exhibit possible, and to ICAA—Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte for permission to use material from the cultural program Fotogramas de posguerra held at the Matadero, Madrid, June 2012. Fotogramas de posguerra was conceived and directed by Ana Cabello; produced by Altea Alcalde, Teresa Cabello, and María Ángeles Serón; curated by Natalia Giménez and Clara Zarza; and designed by Estefi Martínez.
For more information, contact KJCC’s Laura Turégano, Associate Director, (212) 998 3652 email@example.com, or Cristina Colmena, Press Relations, (212) 998 3650, firstname.lastname@example.org.