Be-Bomb: the Transatlantic War of Images and all that Jazz. 1946-1956 analyses the aesthetic quarrels of the period between 1946 and 1956, the time when New York replaced Paris as the nerve centre of modern art. Curated by the French historian Serge Guilbaut, the exhibition sets out to compare and contrast the art produced in France and the USA in those years in order to understand how and why some works became, if only for a short time in each country, cultural icons that contained fabulous but limited symbolic powers and then turned into media signs that could be commercialised with great success.


Thursday, October 11, 7.30 pm.

By Josep Fontana, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Thursday, October 18, 7.30 pm.

Panel discussion with Jordi Gràcia, Jorge Luis Marzo, Genoveva Tusell and Julian Díaz Sánchez

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