PICASSO, GUERNICA'S TRAVELS
Avd. Europa with Promenade
From 29 July to 1 September 2021
Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.
Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.
Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.
The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.
Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels" (PDF, 1,52 MB) (in Spanish only)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET THE SHOW BEGIN. GEORGES MÉLIÈS AND FILM OF THE 1900
Congrés Eucarístic Square
From 10 November to 7 December 2021
Continuing with the tradition of holding exhibitions related to the world of cinema, ”la Caixa” Foundation presents a journey back in time to the years that saw the birth of the seventh art, via a visionary artist: Georges Méliès.
Méliès revolutionised cinema: he built the very first film studio and promoted the production and distribution of films. He also worked as an actor and wrote and directed his own films. Thanks to all this, today he's considered to be the creator of cinematography.
Georges Méliès was a precursor. Great plots, editing techniques and coloured films are the origin of one of the most popular and profitable genres in the history of the seventh art: fantasy films. Méliès' films convey vitality, creativity, illusion, fantasy and a sense of humour, and prove that anything is possible in the cinema.
Exhibition produced with the participation of La Cinémathèque Française.
Further information about the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s"
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)