Gallery Talk: Carlos Ramos

"What Does History Know of Nail Biting?"

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Freedman Gallery

Carlos Ramos, Professor of Spanish, will lead a conversation with visiting artist Francesc Torres about Torres' film What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, addressing questions of war and social memory.

What Does History Know of Nail Biting? is the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. It 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 (1936-9), juxtaposing recently recovered archival footage of these soldiers and their battles with recent documentation of the sites of major military encounters during the Spanish Civil War.