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Last updated:19 August 2015

Exhibition: Guernica in Manchester re-representation

Event location: WCML

Runs: From 2nd Oct 2015 to 13th Nov 2015

Event time: 13:00 to 17:00

Exhibition by Manchester artist Tim Dunbar.

Guernica in Manchester Re-Representation is a drawing project that is based on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the exhibition of Picasso’s Guernica in a car showroom in Manchester in the first two weeks of February in 1939. The exhibition includes a quarter scale “mapping” study of Guernica and a number of text-based drawings. Drawings have been informed by reference to the Manchester Foodship for Spain archive material at WCML, and eye witness accounts of the Manchester Guernica exhibition including two previously unknown descriptions from Manchester School of Art students. The project is underpinned by the notion of a ‘conspiracy of Guernica’ alluded to by Herbert J. Southworth in his classic text “Guernica! Guernica! A study of journalism, diplomacy, propaganda and history”.

Open during Library drop-in times, Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm and the first Saturday of most months 10am-4pm.

Tim will be giving a free talk at the Library about his work on Wednesday 28 OCtober at 2pm.

Drawing by TIm Dunbar

Credit: Tim Dunbar


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