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Past Exhibition

  • Mi Revista [My Magazine], 15 March 1937
    Biblioteca del IVAM
  • Aire. Revista de Aviación [Air. Aviation Magazine], September 1937
    Cover: Salvador Ortiga
    Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • ¡Catalans! El Magazine Popular [Catalans! The Popular Magazine], 20 May 1938
    Private Collection
  • Estampa [Stamp], February 13, 1937
    [Foto Mayo]
    International Center of Photography
  • Estudios. Revista Ecléctica [Studies. Eclectic Magazine], February 1937
    Cover: Manuel Monleón
    José Huguet Graphic Archive

Other Weapons: Photography and Print Culture During the Spanish Civil War


The posters of the Spanish Civil War have become the emblematic visual sign of a national conflict that became international from 1936-1939. Described as "shouts from the wall," the vibrancy of the color and design of the posters, and the messages they sent, signaled for many the powerful role that propaganda played in creating an image of war that was used in Spain and exported actively. Along with the wall-papering of the posters, was the publication in Spain of hundreds of magazines. Considering their impact at the time, it is surprising that they have been virtually unexamined by art historians.

Other Weapons presents a survey of these magazines showing the diversity and inter-relationships among the original magazines, posters, vintage photographs, and archival documents from libraries and archives in Spain and the United States. The exhibition is curated by art historian Jordana Mendelson, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, New York University.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior (SEACEX) / State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación / Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ministerio de Cultura / Spanish Ministry for Culture, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Research Board, and the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.