In 2019, Occitania commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Retirada with the intention of expressing, with force and conviction, the republican values it bears and defends. At a time when migration and identity issues are particularly active, remembering the Retirada in 2019 is also engaging the inhabitants of a country, of a territory, to a republican vigilance when it comes about defending our democratic ideals, freedom and social progress.
As part of a program conceived on the regional level, contemporary art exhibition on the subject of history and exile are organized by the Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie in Toulouse and, more widely, across the region of Occitania.
Almost simultaneously with this project, the réseau Diagonal is celebrating its tenth anniversary in the fall of 2019 and it's under the theme of commitment that its members decided to deploy their artistic programming in their respective locations.
The Centre d'art et de photographie de Lectoure, member of the réseau Diagonal and of the regional air network of Midi, takes part in both programs and proposes the ''Landscape of Exile'' exhibition which brings together works by Carlos Aires and Laetitia Tura. Exile as a new space to rethink, reinvent and invest.