Program

Exhibitions

Saskatoon Guernica, Adad Hannah, 2021 Installation Courtesy of Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal; Equinox Gallery, Vancouver. Photo Carey Shaw

Saskatoon Guernica (detail), Adad Hannah, 2021 Installation Courtesy of Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal; Equinox Gallery, Vancouver. Photo Carey Shaw

Picasso’s Guernica in the Style of Jackson Pollock (detail), Art & Language 1980 Indian Ink and laser printed text on Teslin Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London. Photo Carey Shaw.

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

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

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. 


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.

Curatorial Team

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

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Watch & Listen

Adad Hannah

Online Artist Talk

Talks & Symposia

DR. ALMA MIKULINSKY

ONLINE CURATOR’S TALK

Talks & Symposia

DR. ALMA MIKULINSKY

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