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Minneapolis Premiere: Video Project from acclaimed Barcelona-born American artist Francesc Torres

Minneapolis Premiere: Video Project from acclaimed Barcelona-born American artist Francesc Torres

Francesc Torres: What does History Know of Nail Biting?
Tuesday, April 21
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Lindahl Founders Room, Northrop Auditorium
University of Minnesota

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What does History Know of Nail Biting? the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Barcelona-born American artist Francesc Torres, examines the extraordinary history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of American volunteers who went to fight for the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), juxtaposing recently recovered archival footage of these soldiers and their battles with recent documentation of the sites of major military encounters.

Organized by the Iberian Studies Initiative in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; the Institute for Advanced Study; the Departments of Art, Art History, and History; Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, U of M Duluth; and Spanish Discipline, The Division of Humanities, U of M Morris.