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Expoafiches au Centre Culturel José Figueres Ferrer

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Plus de 50 reproductions d’affiches, de différents formats et à des fins diverses, composent Expoafiches, une exposition d’affiches des Archives nationales du Costa Rica, actuellement offerte au public par le Centre culturel et historique José Figueres Ferrer (CCHJFF), à San Ramón.

L’échantillon présente des affiches réalisées de 1901 à 2018, qui montrent l’évolution de l’affiche et de la conception graphique au Costa Rica, ainsi que les sujets d’intérêt dans le pays et l’utilisation qui a historiquement été donnée à cette ressource graphique.

ExpoAfiches sera accessible au public jusqu’au 7 novembre 2020, pendant les heures d’ouverture du CCHJFF, du lundi au vendredi, à 8 h. à 16 h, avec entrée gratuite.

«Des expositions comme celle-ci racontent non seulement l’histoire de l’objet lui-même, mais aussi celle de la société qui l’utilise et le produit», a rapporté le CCHJFF.

Fotografía: Afiches de la colección del Archivo Nacional de Costa Rica.

The exhibition is made up of a representative part of the ANCR poster collection, a little-known heritage. The selection was made from the study and exhaustive analysis of its more than 8,800 copies, to show the public some of the themes of the collection, that is: artistic activities, nature, educational themes, ephemeris and a space dedicated to the most important pieces. old from the collection.

Among the latter, for example, the oldest poster-type document in Costa Rica stands out: an advertisement for the Modern Theater, dated May 28, 1913, in which the “notable Robertson comic-lyrical and variety company” is announced. You can also see the oldest document of this type from abroad, which corresponds to a commemoration of May 1, in Italy. It is therefore an opportunity to travel back in time, to San José in the early twentieth century or even outside national borders.

Carmen Campos, deputy director general of the ANCR, and who accompanied the production process of the exhibition, considers that a large part of the contribution of this effort consists in making the collection of posters known and stimulating discussion about its importance as an archive document. “Among other things, the posters are evidence of a specific historical moment and they are documents that also have great graphic appeal. Likewise, we have the expectation that a large number of people will be motivated to donate copies and this way this part of the documentary heritage of Costa Rica will grow ”, added Campos.

Posters have been integrated into the urban landscape in almost every city in the world, and are important visual records of modern societies. Each poster gives an account of events, events, projects, values ​​and ideals of a country, a social group, a company, organization or institution, of an event or activity.

The exhibition is located in the gallery, on the first floor of the CCHJFF building. To observe it, visitors must comply with the health security procedures established by the institution for public entry; among them, entering with a mask or face shield, washing hands at the entrance of the building, taking a temperature, distance of at least 1.8 meters between people or between social bubbles, and a 50% decrease in capacity.

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