« What humanity? » Exhibition at the MNAC in Barcelona

« What humanity? » provides a cross-cutting look at post-war art. This ambitious exhibition gathers together around one hundred works by Catalan, Spanish and international artists who, between 1940 and the mid nineteen sixties, tackled the question of the figure and of the human condition, faced with the uncertainties, mutations, failures and hopes caused by the Second World War and its prologue, the Spanish Civil War.

After a global war, the holocaust and the atomic bomb, humanity entered a crisis and art expressed these concerns, projected especially on the human condition. Figuration often on the thresholds of abstraction – then takes on the challenge of representing the figure, of creating the image of wounded, distressed, destroyed or reinvented and germinal humanity.

The dilemmas raised by the exhibition are projected into our present, unfortunately marked by extremely cruel war conflicts and a general feeling of crisis.

Some of the artists whose works can be seen in the exhibition are Antoni Clavé, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Antoni Tàpies, Mercè Rodoreda, Joan Ponç, Josep Maria Subirachs, Josep Guinovart, Roberta González, Pablo Picasso, Antonio Saura, Manolo Millares, Jorge de Oteiza, Oswaldo Guayasamín, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Zoran Music, Andrzej Wróblewski, Albert Giacometti, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Renato Guttusso, Marino Marini, Germaine Richier, Bernard Buffet, among others.

From 27th October 2023 to 11th February 2024