"Antoni Campañà. The day after the retreat: Portbou 1939" at the Old Hospital of Sant Feliu de Guíxols

"Antoni Campañà. The day after the retreat: Portbou 1939" at the Old Hospital of Sant Feliu de Guíxols

From last May 13, and until September 17, you can visit the temporary traveling exhibition Antoni Campañà. The day after the retreat: Portbou 1939 at the Old Hospital of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. You can also visit Ricard Mur's exhibition, A Postcard Photographer and A Changing Society. The History Museum of Sant Feliu de Guíxols organizes this exhibition with Portbou Town Council and with the collaboration of the Jonquera Exile Memorial Museum (MUME) and the Regional Council of Alt Empordà.

Shown by Antoni Campañà. The Aftermath of the Retreat: Portbou 1939 is a portrait of the complexity of the Civil War, and specifically of the footprints left by the Republican exile in 1939. Portbou, March 1939. Antoni Campañà was an important photographer pictorialist who has been rediscovered with the publication of The Red Box (Comanegra, 2019), a synthesis by Plácid Garcia-Planes, Arnau Gonzàlez i Vilalta and David Ramos on Campañà's photographic backgrounds on the Civil War and the immediate post-war period, to which the images in this exhibition belong, which will be curated by Arnau Gonzàlez i Vilalta, historian and professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the UAB. On the other hand, you can also visit an ambitious exhibition on the evolution of Guixolan society entitled Una societat Canviant, 19th-21st centuries.

This long-term exhibition aims to make us reflect and understand the global world based on the study of the case of Sant Feliu de Guíxols between now and two hundred years ago. It should be remembered that this exhibition was inaugurated last July 28, 2023. The third exhibition is the one about the photographer Ricard Mur, which is part of the annual History Workshops initiative, led by the Municipal Archives . This year the exhibition wants to honor Ricard Mur both for his artistic qualities and for his work documenting the historical moment, which shows a St. Feliu disappeared and allows us to see what society, the city and the natural environments were like in the 1920s. The vast majority of the images used for the exhibition come from the Municipal Archive of Sant Feliu de Guíxols itself, and also a part of INSPAI, the Image Center of the Diputació de Girona.

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