Alicia Framis

Centre d'Art Santa Mónica

The prison at Guantánamo has become a synonym for ignominy and torture. Recently, the United States Supreme Court recognized that prisoners there actually do have constitutional rights. But if human rights organizations have been demanding for years that the prison be closed, President George W. Bush seems determined to keep his notion of an anti-terrorist prison operating until the end of his mandate. In this context, an exhibition called “Guantánamo Museum” cannot go unnoticed. Its presentation in Barcelona was the second phase of a journey that began at the Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid, where Framis showed a sort of notepad with her impressions of and concerns about this detention center in an occupied area of Cuba. Since then, she has been making her own artwork on the topic and leading workshops in schools and institutes in Barcelona and Madrid as well as at Can Xalant art center

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