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The Historical Building shows a wall painting by the urban artist Roc Blackblog in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Made with the collaboration of 12 students of Institut Moisès Broggi (Barcelona), the big wall will be exhibited at the Historicla Building until March 22.

Made with the collaboration of 12 students of Institut Moisès Broggi (Barcelona), the big wall will be exhibited at the Historicla Building until March 22.

This work will be presented on March 13. At 7 p.m. in a public ceremony, with the attendance of the artist.

This work will be presented on March 13. At 7 p.m. in a public ceremony, with the attendance of the artist.

09/03/2018

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A large wall painting paying tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and dedicated to those who were deported to the Nazi camps has been placed this month in the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona. “Mural en memòria a les victims de l’Holocaust” (wall painting in memory of the victims of the Holocaust), which was made as part of the activities of the European Observatory on Memories of the UB Solidarity Foundation (EUROM), with the support of the Barcelona City Council, will be exhibited until March 22 in the little square in the garden (entrance in Josep Carner Building – c. Aribau, 2).

This work, signed by the urban artist Rock Blackblock, was painted in Plaça del Rei during January 23 and 25 and was presented at the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA), on January 27, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Twelve students of higher secondary school collaborated in the creation of this wall. They had previously taken part in an informative session on memorial arts in public spaces and the Holocaust, taught by the historian and director of EUROM, Jordi Guixé and the author.

This wall, inspired by the novel Maus, by Art Spiegelman, was received as a mobile work, aiming to transmit the memory of the Nazi genocide to new generations. With a mix of iconic, artistic, testimonial and documentary elements, the painting shows the multiplicity of the victims of genocide and remembers the republicans who were deported to Nazi camps during the Franco regime.

The painting will be presented at the University of Barcelona on March 13, at 7 p.m., in a public ceremony with the participation of the vice-rector for Equal Opportunities and Social Action of the UB, Maite Vilalta; and the vice-rector for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Salvador García Fortes. Other participants will be the director of the project, Jordi Guixé; the commissioner of the exhibition and lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UB, Núria Ricart; the artist of the wall painting, Roc Blackblock, and Fanny Figueres, lecturer at the Institut Moisès Broggi.

 

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