Item ID: 7210 [From upper cover]: Lilia Prado, Superstar FilmFestival. Ulises CARRION.
[From upper cover]: Lilia Prado, Superstar FilmFestival.

[From upper cover]: Lilia Prado, Superstar FilmFestival.

Five black & white illus. 18 pp. (incl. inside of both wrappers). 8vo (210 x 150 mm.), orig. semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, staple-bound. [From inside of lower wrapper]: Amsterdam: Stichting de Appel, 1984.

The very rare program for Ulises Carrion’s film festival celebrating the Mexican movie star Lilia Prado, a famous actor from his childhood. Prado (1928-2006) starred in a number of Mexican films as well as several directed by Luis Buñuel in the 1950s. Carrión organized a festival, screening four of her movies in four Dutch cities in 1984, which was attended by Prado herself. He conceived of this film festival as an “opportunity [for viewers] to examine their own cultural values and to reflect upon assumptions about the mythology created by the mass media, in this case, the film industry and its cultural-economic implications. In Carrión’s eyes, for example, Prado could have been marketed as well as Marilyn had, if post-World War II Mexico had been more economically dominant.”–Ulises Carrión: ¿Mundos personales o estrategias culturales? (2003), p. 76.

This volume contains text in Dutch about Carrión (by the curator Saskia Bos) and the four movies to be shown, and an interview between Prado and Carrión that took place earlier that year in Mexico City. Carrión’s curriculum vitae is printed on the inside of the lower wrapper. This became one of the artist’s most well-known projects. Pages 11-12 reproduce excerpts from the travel journal of “S.C. Macfarlane,” who followed Carrión on his journey to Mexico in the spring of 1984.

In fine condition. With a pictorial postcard listing the schedule and other events.

❧ U. Carrión, Quant aux Livres (2008), p. 204. Ulises Carrión: ¿Mundos personales o estrategias culturales? (2003), pp. 74-77. Ulises Carrión, “We have won! Haven’t we?”, ed. Guy Schraenen, pp. 78-79 (depicting the upper wrapper of the present work).

Price: $300.00

Item ID: 7210

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