The anniversary of the destruction of Gernika is also the Year of Cultures for Peace and Freedom, as this exhibition underscores.
The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University will present a photo exhibit (October 3 – December 17) entitled “The Bombing of Gernika – The Exhibit – 74th Anniversary of Guernica/Gernika Bombing, 1937-2012.”
Preceding the launch of the exhibit, a roundtable discussion – “Gernika Revisited” -- will be held Monday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m., with the participation of renowned scholars Joan Ramon Resina (Stanford University) and Joseba Zulaika (Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno), and with Mari Jose Olaziregi (Etxepare Basque Institute-University of the Basque Country) serving as moderator. (In English. Reception to follow.)
On Wednesday, October 3, the inauguration of the exhibit will begin with a 6:30 p.m. event that will include remarks by the organizers and a special performance by soprano Amaya Arberas. (Reception to follow, featuring Txakoli wine.)
The exhibit, through December 17, has been curated by Instituto Vasco Etxepare and organized in conjunction with the Delegation of the Basque Government in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as part of the 2012 Euskadi, Año de las Culturas por la Paz y la Libertad (Year of Culture, Peace and Freedom). It aims to inform visitors about the tragic events that made the city of Gernika famous. Today, 75 years on, Gernika invites us to reflect on the consequences of the war and to work together for the achievement of peace and freedom. 2012 not only marks the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Gernika; it is also the Year of Cultures for Peace and Freedom. The Basque Government has thus joined forces with the King Juan Carlos Center and the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation to bring this exhibit to the New York public, showing the horrors of war and the necessity of peace.
RSVP is not required.
For more information, please contact Laura Turégano, acting director of the Center, at (212) 998 3652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Instituto Vasco Etxepare, Gobierno Vasco/ Basque Institute Etxepare, Basque Autonomous Government, and the Delegation of the Basque Country in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Delegation of the Basque Country is a government agency dedicated to empowering and promoting business, cultural and economic relations with the Basque Country. With the support of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA).