PICASSO, GUERNICA'S TRAVELS
Plaça De Sète
Castellón De La Plana
From 16 July to 28 August 2019
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, 980 KB) (in Spanish only)
THE ARCTIC IS BREAKING UP
Passeig del Port
From 31 July al 12 September 2019
If there were no North Pole our planet would be so different we wouldn't recognise it.
This travelling exhibition aims to show us the remarkable nature of the Arctic ecosystem, explaining the important role it plays in the world's climate and revealing its characteristics and biodiversity.
Highlights of this exhibition are the sensational photographs by Andoni Canela, a prestigious nature photographer who has travelled throughout the Arctic region to bring us totally up-to-date images.
With this exhibition, "la Caixa" Foundation aims to contribute to the Science in Society programme by raising scientific awareness regarding a particularly endangered ecosystem: the Arctic. It also hopes to promote critical thought and raise awareness of an important environmental problem: the effects of climate change on the Arctic and the consequences for the rest of the planet.
Further information about the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up"
Materials of interest:
Leaflet from the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (PDF, 356 KB) (in Spanish only)
Audio guide for the exhibition "The Arctic is breaking up" (AIF, 139 MB) (in Spanish only)
GENESIS. SEBASTIÃO SALGADO
From 12 June to 18 July 2019
"Genesis" is the search for the origins of the world and planet we inhabit. A world that has evolved during thousands of years before being confronted by the pace of modern life. After his projects entitled "Workers" and "Exodus", Sebastião Salgado founded the Earth Institute in order to reforest a rural property covering 700 hectares in Brazil. In many respects "Genesis" is a global corollary of the work carried out by the Earth Institute as it gave rise to the idea for the project: explore the beauty of the Earth.
This exhibition presents photographs of landscapes, animals and people removed from the modern world: vast remote regions, intact and in silence, where nature still reigns supreme. Places where we can be nourished by the splendour of the polar regions, forests and tropical savannah, boiling deserts, mountains dominated by glaciers and solitary islands. An incredible mosaic where nature is expressed in all its glory.
The photographs of "Genesis" aspire to reveal this beauty and represent a homage to the fragility of a planet we all have the duty to protect.
Further information about the exhibition "Genesis. Sebastião Salgado"