The Basque language and culture readership at the University of Havana will host the exhibition "Nafarroa 1936-Navarra 1936" by José Ramón Urtasun (Pamplona, 1945). The exhibition, on show from April 3-31, is organized by the reader in Cuba, Joseba Sarrionandia, and is open to the public at the library of the university’s Faculty of Arts and Literature and at the Art Gallery of the Plaza de la Revolución.
The collection gathers 36 works that show the Franco repression in Navarra. All the images recreate historical events, making the art work important for the recovery and dissemination of historical memory. The exhibition is generating great expectation in Cuba because of the importance of these events for many Cubans whose relatives were forced into exile in Cuba.
About 200 people from the Basque Country and Cuba participated at the opening of the exhibition. The event began with an introduction entitled "Art and War" by Beatriz Lafita and a talk by José Ramón Urtasun titled "Painting and historical memory".
In May, the exhibition will move to La Casa de la Bombilla.