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Christian Boltanski, artist of memory and oblivion, dies at 76 | Culture

The French artist Christian Boltanski, who died this Wednesday at the age of 76 in Paris, saw his activity as a fight against oblivion and disappearance. His parents – a doctor born in Ukraine and converted to Catholicism, and a Catholic writer from Corsica – conceived him during the Nazi occupation while the father lived […]

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Día das Letras Galegas 2021: The uncomfortable and renewing poetry of Xela Arias returns from oblivion | Culture

Xela Arias, to whom the 2021 Galician Literature Day is dedicated.REAL ACADEMIA GALEGA / Europa Press Feminist. Nationalist. Breaker. Galicia gives herself to commemorate her lyrics to a contemporary poet as forceful as she is apparently fragile. A writer as resounding in her claims as she has been silenced for years: a “singular, transgressive and […]

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The memory so vivid of the oblivion that we will be | Culture

Héctor Abad Faciolince, with his hand on his chin, next to the body of his father, Héctor Abad Gómez, murdered in Medellín on August 25, 1987. Héctor Abad Gómez was a good man. And today goodness is so discredited in the cinema that it is worth highlighting it. In these times it seems a lot […]

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“Art is the only thing we have against oblivion” | Culture

Javier Santiso, in January 2020.Eliana Santiso Writing of Javier Santiso it is rooted in a need, a collision and an obsession. Son of Galician emigrants in France, Santiso (Saint Germain en Laye, Paris, 51 years old) lived his first days in what was the home of the author Michel Tournier, where his mother worked. An […]

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Antonio Ruiz Soler: The spirit of Antonio el Bailarín, rescued from oblivion | Culture

“In addition to being a genius as a dancer, Antonio has been a great choreographer and an essential pillar of Spanish dance that he helped to magnify.” Rubén Olmo, director of the National Ballet of Spain, thus glosses the figure of Antonio Ruiz Soler, Antonio the Dancer, hours before the premiere at the Teatro de […]

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Paul Robeson, from blazing success to oblivion for his defense of freedom | Culture

Paul Robeson, surrounded by shipyard workers in Oakland, California, performs the US anthem in 1942.Editorial courtesy Dreamcatcher The following epitaph defines a vital attitude: “The artist has to choose between fighting for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative ”. This inscription appears on the grave of Paul Robeson (Princeton, […]

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‘La selva sin amor’: The first opera written in Spanish is performed again after four centuries of oblivion | Culture

On December 18, 1627, a musical show entitled The jungle without love with sheet music by the Italian Filippo Piccinini and libretto by the most renowned playwright at that time, Lope de Vega. In the prologue he wrote when the text was published in 1630, the author explained that the work “was performed sung, something […]

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The Civil War photographer who was condemned to oblivion

The Civil War photographer who was condemned to oblivion

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