The first third of the fourteenth century began the construction of the convent church of
Carmen Manresa. The foreman in charge of this construction was Berenguer de Montagut, who has also worked at Manresa work and Bridge Office New Barcelona and built the church of Santa María del Mar, Gothic paradigms Catalan.

During the seventeenth century was built the altar, and who dominated large proportions
Inside the church. Many artists worked there: from carpenters Malet, the Genres sculptors and Pedro Fernandez. The Barcelona painter Peter worm painted them large canvases in around 1650 baroque to completion but started even with a very late Renaissance taste.

In 1936, at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War after the military uprising against the Republic, the Church of Carmen was the subject of one of the attacks Catholic symbols and properties that occurred in Catalonia and heavily affected the city. The church of El Carmen, along with six other churches premises was demolished completely and consistently in the context of work
brigades scheduled for unemployed workers. The altarpiece was dismantled to protect it before the demolition and some parts were preserved in space booking and protection between 1936 and 1940 Some of the stones walls, pillars and windows of the church were also preserved in this store. The workers go to the front of this brigade, and demolitions are paralyzed.
Once the conflict, the church was rebuilt again Carmen, material contemporary original foundations on the line.

In 1941 they formed back then with the municipal museum called "Museum Manresa." Some of the goods that had been saved during the war years exhibits. Others return to their places of origin. Others, many were reserves continued to occupy the museum thereafter moved the building of the Old College of St. Ignatius, which continues today.

The fate of those workers of the brigade, as the majority of heritage disappeared, has been buried in time.


The exhibition begins with a small image: a photograph of an altarpiece

What is an image among millions of images that run the world today
day? In the end, how important can have one image to the world?
A picture, as you know, that it is small, saved our legacy esdevenenint
a tool for the future.

Have heard a thousand times and also long been known to live in a society
structured visual, full of images that make us know our world
is immediate. We unconsciously taught the complex language of
images, identifying the dogma of truth will not let us think too much.
It is clear that throughout history, this image has never overabundance
as in our present state. But to what extent?

While on one hand, archeology comes the information that "99%
humanity have been no traces "on the other hand, in our country, in
actions of the early days of the civil war, possibly disappeared 90%
Catalan Baroque art.

Living in a society of overabundance image and how these data
demolishing all is a contradiction that makes reading a difficult conclusion.
I, particularly, the first image that I get is as a tool for the future and
continuity of our heritage is as fragile as a leaf of a tree, at the dawn of autumn.
However, it is not known how the art appearing and disappearing in a strange
(if not "natural") in the landscape of history. A landscape in the city of
Manresa was transformed into the long days of the Spanish Civil War in
the demolition of several churches, and in particular, as a metaphor for the world,
For the Gothic church of Carmen.

It was demolished, losing in the short path of a few days, his spirit and
our heritage. A path that crossed my eyes on a small photo
its altarpiece.

This photograph is of very little that we have reached this great painting
Baroque. The recent beating of an image that was due to this exposure.
With this installation, as I tried to continue and make reappear
metaphorically this great painting, which alone will be in this space and time
limited in the skeleton of wood, fabric and glass.

So, just be the way your eyes; your eyes, infinity.

Jesús Galdón