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Guernica Remakings is an exhibition exploring the ongoing power of Pablo Picasso’s iconic painting Guernica (1937) through a display of contemporary reworkings.

The exhibition, curated by Dr Nicola Ashmore,  features works from across the globe that remake Picasso’s original Guernica for political protests that resonate with the original intention of the work – to push back at those in power who choose to act to the detriment of civilians.

Guernica Remakings Tour 2019

To coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the tour of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica to the UK in 1939 a tour of the Guernica Remakings exhibition is in progress.  Picasso’s Guernica came to Manchester 80 years ago on the 1 – 15 February 1939. It was displayed at the former HE Nuns & Co Ford car showroom at the corner of Victoria Street and Cateaton Street.

Guernica Remakings is in the North of the country, first in Salford, opening at 18:00 on 31 January until 20 March of 2019 at the Working Class Movement Library. The exhibition is open to the public on Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.

This Library holds a particular significance to the Guernica Remakings project – on 12 October 2013 it hosted one of the fourteen public sewings in which the Remaking Picasso’s Guernica a Protest Banner was created. The 2019 exhibition will see the return of the banner after six years.

Exhibition open: 31 January – 20 March 2019, Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.

Working Class Movement Library
51 Crescent
M5 4WX

OPENING: Thursday 31 January 2019, 18:00-19:30
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Wednesday 13 MARCH 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
CHILDREN’S TRAIL provided for the exhibition
TEACHER’S PACK available on request, get in touch through the contact form
SMALL GROUP CURATOR’S TOUR available on request, get in touch through the contact form
EXHIBITION AVAILABLE TO TOUR on request, get in touch through the 
contact form

Guernica Remakings Exhibition Opens for the First Time in 2017

An international range of 21st century collective remakings of Guernica were gathered together for the first time in the display between the 31 July – 23 August 2017 in Brighton, UK. The timing of the exhibition was significant for 2017 marked the eightieth anniversary of the bombing of the Basque town of Gernika in Spain and of Picasso’s anti-fascist painting, created in protest against that attack and others targeting the civilian population of Spain.

PRIVATE VIEW Friday 28 July 2017, 5:30pm – 9pm, (Press view 4pm-5pm)
CURATOR’S TOUR AND MEET THE MAKERS Friday 18 August 2017, 4pm-7pm