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Guernica Remastered

Guernica Remastered positions Picasso’s art as an inspiration for contemporary artists. By taking Picasso’s 1937 work Guernica — a symbol of antiwar sentiment and political action — as their starting point, the artists in the exhibition produce works that emulate Picasso’s composition while speaking to present-day concerns. These recreations provide a powerful example of Picasso’s lingering impact on contemporary art, and exemplify how Guernica is called upon as a model for activist, political art. 

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Where

Remai Modern

Guernica Remastered, Installation view, 2021, Remai Modern. Photo Carey Shaw

In our image-saturated world, artists call upon Guernica not as a singular masterpiece but as a traveling, oft-reproduced and effective political icon. They use it to represent that which often cannot be sufficiently expressed: the cruelty of war and unjust human suffering. 

The exhibition features works by contemporary artists Adad Hannah, Goshka Macuga, Art & Language and Robert Longo among others, alongside documentation of Guernica’s use as a political icon.

Guernica Remastered, Installation view, 2021, Remai Modern. Photo Carey Shaw
Guernica Remastered, Installation view, 2021, Remai Modern. Photo Carey Shaw
Guernica Remastered, Installation view, 2021, Remai Modern. Photo Carey Shaw

Curatorial Team

Dr. Alma Mikulinsky, guest curator with support from Sandra Fraser, Curator (Collections)