Guernica Remakings 2019 was developed to coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the tour of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica to the UK in 1939. Two years in the making, the exhibition went on tour in 2019. The tour built upon connections that had come about through the first exhibition and was a great opportunity to develop the collaborative nature of the project.
The idea for the 2019 tour came to Dr Nicola Ashmore in 2017:
As I sat in the gallery in Brighton, UK in 2017, in the midst of the Guernica Remakings exhibition I knew then I wanted to tour the exhibition. Working with local and international artists, collectives, libraries, peace projects and charities, I aimed to facilitate an environment to cultivate different artistic ways of working with a focus on art as an empowering force.
The tour was documented, and below is the film made, come meet everyone involved:
Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece of 1937 is seen anew in this multi art form exhibition curated by Dr Nicola Ashmore. The Guernica Remakings Tour 2019 featured artwork from across the globe that remakes Picasso’s Guernica, creating resonances with the original work. The exhibition toured to: