Paintings against Oblivion, Exile Memorial Museum, La Jonquera, 2012. Photos by Ferran Giménez
Exhibition held in May and June 2012 at the Exile Memorial Museum (MUME) in La Jonquera, a Catalan village located on the border with France and one of the routes of exile for the Spanish Republicans at the end of the Spanish Civil War. The title, Pintures contra l’oblit (Paintings against Oblivion) refers to the Spanish right-wing’s current political taboo concerning the memory of the victims of Franco’s dictatorship. MUME is a museum unique in the Iberian Peninsula, devoted to the study of exile and the promotion of democratic memory in Catalonia. This was the most comprehensive exhibition held of the project Memory and Blindness and included several series along with the complete production on paper.