EXPO "THE JOURNEY OF GUERNICA", IN BENIDORM
As we always say, Benidorm is much more, and this also includes culture. For this reason, we are proud to announce that from yesterday until September 1, you will be able to enjoy the urban exhibition of "Picasso. El Viaje del Guernica" in the streets of Benidorm.
The sample will be exhibited at the intersection of the Paseo Marítimo de Levante with Europa Avenue. This traveling exhibition organized by the 'La Caixa' Foundation and the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum. And through its panels it will show in detail the curiosities, history and destinations of the famous "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, since it was painted in 1937 in Paris until its arrival at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. It was quite a journey.
It was inaugurated yesterday, Wednesday 28 by local authorities, who thanked Benidorm for choosing this exhibition since due to the dates and the place, the culture that houses this painting will reach as many people as possible.
The exhibition will consist of two modules consisting of information panels, photographs, newspaper clippings and videos with all the details of the "adventures" that this work of art experienced from its origin to the present day. Needless to say, the "Guernica" is already a symbol of art, and antiwarism.
The ‘Guernica’ mural (measuring no less than 776.6 cm long and 349.3 cm high) was painted by a Picasso in exile in Paris in 1937 to draw world attention to the Spanish Civil War. After the outbreak of World War II, the artist decided that the painting would remain in the custody of the Museum of Modern Art in New York until the end of the war. In 1958 Picasso renewed the loan of the painting to MoMA indefinitely, until democratic freedoms were restored in Spain, finally returning the work to our country in 1981. Until its arrival in Spain it has passed through no less than 28 cities in the world. world.
Schedule, Groups and languages:
The exhibition will be held safely, complying with all pertinent health security protocols and measures, with capacity and even a schedule of free and arranged visits.
It can be visited from Monday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. Guided visits by Caixa Forum staff have been scheduled for one hour for the general public, which can be in Spanish (at 12 noon and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and Tuesday and Thursday, at 7 p.m.) and in Valencian (Tuesday and Thursday, at 12 noon)
There are even 30-minute Express tours that can also be commented in Spanish (Monday to Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) and in Valencian (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 6:00 p.m.).
The organization plans to carry out visits for groups, including schoolchildren and other groups, having a telephone number for prior appointment: 900 80 11 37.
If you have the opportunity to visit this exhibition and learn the whole history of this impressive mural, don't miss it, it is art in its purest form.