Exhibition 2019

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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 occurred in 2019.

Guernica Remakings exhibition at The National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, 26 July – 22 September 2019

Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece of 1937 is seen anew in this multi art form exhibition curated by Nicola Ashmore.

Guernica Remakings features artwork from across the globe that remakes Picasso’s Guernica, creating resonances with the original work.

The National Poetry Library and Ashmore have commissioned two contemporary poets, So Mayer and Richard Price, to respond to the painting with poems written in response to the symbols in the painting. Watch the poems performed:

Guernica Remakings gives you a chance to read Picasso’s written work and learn about his relationships with poets in his lifetime.

EXHIBITION OPENING Wednesday 31st July 2019 – 7:30pm launch event. Raise a glass at the opening of a new exhibition of works responding to Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece, with poetry readings from So Mayer and Richard Price. FREE but TICKETED

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Guernica Remakings exhibition was at the Plaza, Rose-Hill, Mauritius, 1 April – 9 April 2019

The exhibition was open from Monday 1st April – Tuesday 9 April 2019 9am-4pm (Saturday 6th April 9am -12pm, Closed Sunday)

EXHIBITION OPENING Monday 1st April 2019- 4pm -6pm launch event.
CHAGOS ET GUERNICA DE PICASSO, MEME COMBAT Thursday 4 April 15:00 LIVE performance and poetry readings featuring curator Nicola Ashmore reading from ‘Guernica, a play’ by Erika Lukert, Live Artist in residence Saradha reads Chagossian inspired poetry from Sounds Like Root Shock, Special guest reading by Gaston Valayden reading an exert of his play Madogs of Diego, Winner of ‘Best of the Fringe’ San Francisco Fringe Festival, 2011, staged internationally – ‘Madogs of Diego’ “they were men treated like dogs – kicked out of the main island in Diego Garcia.”
CURATOR’S TOUR AND MEET THE MAKERS Saturday 6 April 2019, 9:15-10:15am
ARTIST TALK BACK: OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT WORKING COLLECTIVELY AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE  Tuesday 9 April 2019, 11:00 – 12:00 Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey and Italian artist Savina Tarsitano in conversation with Saradha the Live artist in residence at the Guernica Remakings exhibition and curator Dr Nicola Ashmore.
KIDS GUERNICA WORKSHOP facilitated by Savina Tarsitano of Kids Guernica and Jamel Colin of Future Hope on Saturday 6 April and Monday 15 April, Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April 2019 combined with a pop up display of the Guernica Remakings exhibition at the Roche Bois Social Welfare Centre.


Guernica Remakings exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library, 31 January – 20 March 2019

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. The Guernica Remakings exhibition was in nearby Salford, it was open from 31 January until 20 March of 2019 at the Working Class Movement Library. The exhibition was open to the public on Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.

The Working Class Movement 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 saw the return of the banner after six years.

Working Class Movement Library
51 Crescent
M5 4WX

EXHIBITION OPENING Thursday 31 January 2019
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Wednesday 13 MARCH 2019, 14:00 – 16:00


Guernica Remakings exhibition at the University of Brighton, 31 July – 23 August 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.

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