Miguel Hernandez, 100 anys
This collective art show pays tribute to Spanish poet Miguel Hernández on the occasion of 100 years since his birth—the participants have created their pieces inspired by the words and work of Hernández, with sculpture, video-art and photography amongst the resulting creations. Miguel Hernández died in prison aged just 32; he had fought for the Republic during the Civil War but was unable to escape once the Fascists won the conflict and he was arrested many times after the war because of his political sympathies. A death sentence was commuted to 30 years in prison but he contracted tuberculosis and died in March 1942. Despite having only a basic education and being largely self-taught, as a young man, Hernández discovered literature and artistic influences, including Surrealism and European vanguardism; his work, however, tended towards a classical style and his first book of poetry was published in 1933.
On February 9th at 8pm, there will be a recital of work by Hernández by Yolanda Urban.