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“Fotogramas” Exhibit Opens Feb. 12 at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

February 5, 2013

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.

Speakers:

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 laura.turegano@nyu.edu, or Cristina Colmena, Press Relations, (212) 998 3650, cc2917@nyu.edu.

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“Fotogramas” Exhibit Opens Feb. 12 at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

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