FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25th, 2010
Gabarron Foundation to Display International Year of Forests Photo Exhibition on Cemusa Newsstands in Times Square
The Gabarron Foundation Partners With The United Nations to Promote the International Year of Forests Through Photographs of Amazon Rain Forest
Today, the Gabarron Foundation unveiled a "digital exhibition" that will be presented during the next two months in Time Square on Cemusa’s Digital Newsstands. The photo exhibit was created to celebrate the United Nations Forum on Forests and the International Year of Forests, 2011.
The photographs will be exhibited sequentially on 16 screens every 8 minutes. A new selection of 5 photographs will be presented every week. In total, the photographs will have been shown 152,000 times and displayed for 6 million people circulating through Times Square over the next two months. The photographs were taken by world-renowned photographers Attila Lorant and Antonio Briceño.
Attila Lorant, born and living in Hungary, began exhibiting his work as a photographer in 2002. His photographs have been featured by many organizations and magazines, including National Geographic, and have been exhibited worldwide on numerous occasions. He has received many awards as a writer, filmmaker and photographer. His documentary photographs currently on show were shot during 7 different expeditions to the Amazon rain forests.
Antonio Briceño was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he now lives. His photography represents people of different cultures in the Amazon. His studies of biology, and interests in ethno-culture and anthropology, have had enormous influence on his work as a photographer. He has won numerous awards for his photography and represented his country at the 52nd Venice Biennial.
Founded in 1984, Cemusa represents 111 cities and municipalities throughout Europe and the Americas, and is quickly gaining a presence within the U.S. Cemusa has run the New York City street furniture franchise since June of 2006 and will pay the City almost $1.4 billion in monetary and other compensation over the twenty-year term of the contract. Cemusa has designed, built, installed and maintained more than 100,000 urban furniture elements, which include bus shelters, clocks, public information panels, newsstands, automatic toilets, special trash containers and electronic panels. Cemusa is an affiliate of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC).
The Gabarrón Foundation - Carriage House Center for the Arts is a private, nonprofit Foundation, located in the heart of Manhattan in a building declared a historic-artistic interest in 1997. Since its inception in 2002, our headquarters has emerged as a meeting place for exchange between Spanish and American cultures. The main objective is to unite both cultures, materialized by organizing various cultural events and exhibitions, resulting in a first-class showcase for the promotion of Spanish culture in America.
Additional information about the exhibition:
“Save the Forest, Save the Culture” Exhibition and Project Presentation
Opening Reception - January 18, 2011, 6pm – 8pm
Location: The Gabarron Foundation - Carriage House Center for the Arts
149 East 38th Street, New York NY 10016
For further information and/or images:
Curatorial and Exhibitions department
Tel: 212 573 6968 ext. 10