Institut Ramon LLull


Exhibition 'Postwar Art in Spain'

Visual Arts.  London,  09/03/2018

An exhibition on the art of the Spanish postwar years, featuring exceptional works by Joan Brossa, Luis Feito, Manolo Millares, Antonio Saura and Antoni Tàpies, in London from 26 February to 9 March 2018.

This exhibition with links to the group show that took place in 1962 at the Tate Gallery, in which this disruptive generation presented its new artistic experiments in the UK capital, just as it had done earlier in New York (with exhibitions at the MoMA and the Guggenheim), at documenta in Kassel and at the biennials in Venice, São Paulo and Paris.


These artists shared an urge to seek new forms to express the concerns of their era and to contemporize a legacy expressed in a masterly manner by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, and also by Picasso and Miró. Through art, they conveyed the existential suffering of their generation, occasioned by the injustice, oppression and uncertainty which defined 20th century politics. This group strived to combat the status quo by speaking out and rebelling against it. They struggled against an artistic canon that was obsolete following the wars of the opening half of the 20th century, with the advent of Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism.


On this occasion, a publication that includes the contributions of Vicenç Altaió [cultural activist and writer and the President of the Joan Brossa Foundation] will be presented, as well as an interview by the curator Elena Sorokina with the artist Luis Feito, the last surviving artist among the ones represented in this exhibition.


For more information, visit the exhibition's website.

Opening hours from 26/02- 09/03:

Monday to Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm


Mayoral at Colnaghi

26 Bury Street

London SW1Y 6AL

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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