The interests of the Museo Reina Sofía and its Collections Department to carry out a present-day study of Guernica, relating scores of accounts, spheres of knowledge, geographies and points in history, have given rise to (Im)possible Counter-Archives: research undertaken by Francis Frascina, a professor of Visual Arts at Keele University (Staffordshire, UK) and a specialist in post-war Art History, specifically the 1960s and 1970s counterculture scene in the United States, reflected most notably in his work Art, Politics and Dissent: Aspects of the Art Left in Sixties America (1999).

(Im)possible Counter-Archives sets forth a broad map of relations and connections that start from the political resignification of Guernica put into effect by different US artist-activist collectives at two specific junctures: the Vietnam War (1955–1975) and Iraq War (2003–2011).

(Im)possible Counter-Archives

Rethinking Guernica

17 december, 2020
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