Tuesday, December 17, 2013

OSTALGIA the photo book at the Museum Reina Sofia

Exhibition: Books that are photos, photos that are books
Curator: Horacio Fernández
In show: "Ostalgia", the photo book edited by Fabulatorio, 2013
Collection: Kursala
Dates: 17.12.13 - September 2014
Venue: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Building Nouvel, Centro de Documentación y Biblioteca, Espacio D, Planta 0


"Books that are photos.. is the first of two shows programmed by Museo Reina Sofía on photobooks. This show features a selection of about 150 photobooks published in Spain from the year 2000 onwards, especially in the last four years. This upcoming proposal is to be followed, in 2014, by the exhibition The Spanish Photobook, 1905-1977, which will delve further into the research carried out by the Museum on photobooks. The exhibition forms part of the program connected to the public presentation of the Library and Documentation Centre’s collection". For more details, click here.

In 2013, the International Center of Photography New York (ICP) has included "Ostalgia" in the 2013  Top Ten books of photography. 

"I love this book. The cover is that of my favourite notebooks. The paper is soft. The Soviet-era vernacular images are striking and Rota’s architectural images are sublime. Houses of Culture of the Trade Unions, Houses of Culture of the Socialist Pioneers, Congress Centers of the Workers, Lenin Palaces, Circuses and Sports Palaces, Museums, Memorials and Mausoleum, etc." (Matthew Carson // Associate librarian & Archivist at the ICP)

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