Guernica Remakings

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Abstract

Nicola Ashmore’s first book is entitledGuernica Remakings(2017), edited by Liz Farrelly, distributed by John Rule. This book, published alongside the exhibition,Guernica Remakings, explores the ongoing power of Picasso'sGuernicathrough a series of contemporary reworkings that continue to locate the iconic image within political protest. The featured artworks demonstrate the longevity and versatility of the original as it morphed from Picasso's canvas, painted in 1937, to a tapestry in 1955, a textile artwork in 2010, a theatrical production in 2011 and a protest banner in 2012. Guernica's humanitarian message is still relevant, it calls for solidarity and compassion across borders. Traversing geographical boundaries with each remaking it connects Spain and France to the USA, UK, South Africa, Canada and India. The voices involved in creating the artworks are heard alongside the curator and maker, Nicola Ashmore. The book was published in 2017 to mark the eightieth anniversary of the bombing of the Basque town of Gernika in Spain. Pablo Picasso created his iconic, Anti-Fascist painting,Guernica(1937), in protest against that attack and others targeted at civilian populations. The book was only made possible by the generous support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Brighton.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrighton
PublisherNicola Ashmore
Number of pages68
ISBN (Print)9781999741907
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017
EventGuernica Remakings - University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Jul 201723 Aug 2017

Bibliographical note

© 2017 Nicola Ashmore

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