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 and resonates 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 Exhibition 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.
31 July – 23 August 2017
Open Monday to Friday 10AM – 6PM
Open Saturday 12 August 10AM – 6PM
PRIVATE VIEW Friday 28th July, 5:30pm – 9pm, (Press view 4pm-5pm)
CURATOR’S TOUR AND MEET THE MAKERS Friday 18th August, 4pm-7pm
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 Tour 2019
To coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the tour of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica to the UK in 1939 a tour is being planned that will see Guernica Remakings travel to the North of the country to Salford in the Spring of 2019 to the Working Class Movement Library. This Library holds a particular significance to the Guernica Remakings project – it hosted one of the fourteen public sewings in which the Remaking Picasso’s Guernica a Banner was created. The 2019 exhibition will see the return of the banner after six years.