A solo exhibition of works by artist Gema Alava-Crisostomo will be on display at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South) from November 9 to November 30. Entitled “Hay Ropa Tendida (Clothing),” the exhibition is presented on the occasion of the symposium “The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Spain,” which takes place on November 10. The symposium brings together speakers from Spain and the U.S. to discuss the current debates in Spain on how that country should remember the Republic, the Civil War, and the Franco Dictatorship.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 9-11 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. weekdays.

The main site-specific work from which the exhibition draws its title, “Hay Ropa Tendida,” deals with the idea of recovering memories that are in danger of being lost, especially the memories of the Spanish Civil War. Making use of needles, pins, and thread, the show will feature drawings and other site-specific installations.

Alava-Crisostomo is a New York-based artist who was born in Spain. She was a recipient of a La Caixa Foundation Fellowship from 1997-98 and was awarded a Mapfre Foundation Penagos Drawing Prize in 1995. Her work has been shown at the Queens Museum, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Alifira - Center for Contemporary Art.

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