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Exhibition Gallery Hours: 

April 21-22: 6:00-10:00 p.m.      April 23: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

April 24: 2:00-6:00 p.m.   April 25-28: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Exhibitions on view: 

Close-Up/Primer Pla Immersive cinematic installation
by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger


Under the Light of the Sea
Photographic exhibition/installation by Espe Pons

There Is Still Someone in the Woods 
Photographic exhibition/installation by Cultura i Conflicte

The artists will discuss their works in person from April 21-23
(see schedule below)

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ACCESS: 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ-07302

PATH to Grove Street Station

Immersive Installation - April 21:
Doors open at 6pm  - Talk Back: 7:00 pm

Close-Up (Primer Pla)

by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger

Music by Nana Simopoulos & Enric Granados

“Close-Up - Primer Pla" is a visual narrative memoir, looking back and looking forward, a filmic poem of future nostalgia and selective memory. With a cinematic style, using mathematic patterns in nature like spiral, fractals, voronoi, the symbolic tradition of Castells, the textures and shapes of modern architectural landscapes of Catalunya; a visual storytelling materializing thoughts, allegories, scenic metaphors and imaginary skylines. The gaze is on the details, the poetry, the beauty of the senses and the longing for an inclusive and sustainable future, the rituals of togetherness and solidarity, images of embrace and openness of a community.

With the support of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia in the United States

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Photographic Exhibition - April 22: ​
Doors open at 6pm  - Talk Back: 7:00 pm

Under the Light of the Sea (Sota la llum del mar)

by Espe Pons 

Sota la Llum de Mar’ is a photographic essay that aims to dignify each and every one of the victims of Francoism in the Spain of the civil war and postwar eras. The project is based on the story of my grandfather’s little brother, Tomás Pons Albesa, who was shot at Camp de la Bota in Barcelona in 1941, at the age of 31. I started an investigation that led me to travel to the places where Tomás spent the last moments of his life. Tracing his presence in the documents of the time, I build a new story reminiscent of a past that is present through of the landscape but also in its lights and shadows.

Texts of the work by Cynhtia Young, Curator of the Robert Capa Archive at the International Center of Photography, New York, and Vicenç Altaió Writer, Poet and Essayist.

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Staged Reading - April 22: 8:00 pm

Brigadistes! by Jordi Martí-Rueda, translated by Mary Ann Newman 

Dramaturgy and staging by Maria Litvan

Performed by Padraig Bond, Allison Cachay Narva, Alexander Decoteau-Fredericks, Annabella Pritchard, Sebastian Roa, and Chiquita Wilder

A staged reading of excerpts from Brigadistes: Lives for Liberty by Jordi Martí-Rueda, translated by Mary Ann Newman (Pluto Press, March 2022). In 1936 something extraordinary happened. As the threat of fascism swept across the Iberian peninsula, thousands of people from all over the world left their families and jobs to heed the call - No Pasarán! History has never seen a wave of solidarity like it. The Spanish Civil War ended in 1939 with the Republic crushed, but the revolutionary dream of the thousands of international volunteers has never burnt out.

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Documentary Film - April 23: Screening: 6:00 pm
There’s Still Someone in the Woods

Teresa Turiera-Puigbò Bergadà
(director & scriptwriter), Erol Ileri (director), 
Tyler Franta (director of photography)
A production of Cultura I Conflicte
& Bonobo Films

When does a war end?

In December 1992, in a Sarajevo hospital under shelling, a woman wanted to drown the baby she had just given birth to. The baby was born as a result of rape and seen in the mother's eyes as the seed of the enemy.

Lejla, Alen and Ajna, are children born of war. They were born of hatred, but theirs is now a wonderful love story, in search of their mothers and justice they have never had. For Meliha, Nevenka and Milica the war is not over. All of them, as well as the other women in their families were victims of sexual violence caused by troops of different banners. This documentary shows the witnesses and their struggle to break the silence and overcome the stigma in a society that still suffers the consequences of war, 30 years later.

With the support of Institut Ramon Llull, Catalan Arts & Diputació de Girona

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Photographic Exhibition - April 23: Talk Back 7:00 pm

There’s Still Someone in the Woods

by Oriol Casanovas (photographer) & Teresa Turiera-Puigbò (writer) - Cultura i Conflicte

Nevenka, Meliha, Milica, Alen, Lejla, Aina: All of them are war survivors and victims of peace, because for 30 years have suffered from institutional oblivion and social stigma, as well as the physical and psychological consequences of war rape.
But not everything is dark. Some have stopped being afraid and are still bringing war criminals to justice. And sons and daughters born as a result of rape, who are now young adults, are no longer the seed of hatred that the aggressors sought to plant, but a testament of how love and the ability to overcome can defeat barbarism.

With the support of Institut Ramon Llull, 
Catalan Arts & Diputació de Girona

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Dance Performance - April 23: 8:00 pm

Things They Said (Coses que s'han dit)

by David Rodríguez and Luke Prunty

A gala dance program by the duo behind the festival Girona en Moviment, David Rodriguez and Luke Prunty, who will perform Peace, Peace, Peace!, about the music and devotion to peace of Pau Casals; Two Old Fishermen, based on the Catalan musical form of the Havaneres, traditionally sung by fishermen on the Costa Brava; and Dying of Hunger, a comical piece based on a song by the Catalan satirical musicians of La Trinca. 

With the support of Festival Girona en Moviment

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Photo: Paula Fernández