In conjunction with the International Center of Photography (ICP), which will host four major exhibitions this season related to the visual culture of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University, located at 53 Washington Square South, will present two events this fall: a symposium entitled “Memory Wars: Recent Work on the Spanish Civil War” on Thursday- Saturday, September 13-15 and a panel, “Women and the Spanish Civil War,” on Thursday, November 15. Both events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3650, or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
The symposium “Memory Wars” opens on Thursday, September 13, at 6:15 p.m. with a preview of the four ICP exhibitions featuring Brian Wallis and a presentation of the book Dark is the Room Where We Sleep by Francesc Torres. Events on Friday, September 14, begin at 3 p.m. with a presentation of the book La sonrisa de la falange by Angela Cenarro and followed by discussions of “Photography and Historical Memory” and “In the Family Archives.” On Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m., the discussion will center on “Teaching Representations of the Spanish Civil War.” For further program details, visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
“Women and the Spanish Civil War: A Roundtable Discussion” takes place on Thursday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. Participants include: Temma Kaplan, Rutgers; Jo Labanyi, NYU; Kristen Lubben, ICP; Jordana Mendelson, NYU; and Kathleen Vernon, SUNY Stony Brook. The roundtable will focus on the female photographers who covered the Spanish Civil War, such as Gerda Taro and Kati Horna, as well as the representation of women in various media during the war.
The exhibitions at ICP, which will be on display from September 25, 2007 through January 6, 2008 are: “This is War! Robert Capa at Work”; “Gerda Taro”; “Other Weapons: Photography and Print Culture during the Spanish Civil War”; and “Dark is the Room Where We Sleep: A Project by Francesc Torres.” For information, visit www.icp.org.