Roundtable: «Barcelona 1917: the avant-garde who fled from the Great War»

During the First World War, Barcelona was one of the avant-garde capitals.  But what really happened in that neutral city? In this roundtable, the cultural panorama of the moment will be explored.

During the Great War (1914-1918), Barcelona became a refuge for those artists who wanted to flee from Paris under siege from the war.  Picasso, already settled in the French capital, returned to Barcelona on the occasion of the presentation in the city of Parade, by the Russian Ballets of Serge Diaghilev, and he stayed here from June to November 1917.Other avant-garde artists also did so during those years: Arthur Cravan, Francis Picabia, Olga Sacharoff and Otho Lloyd, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes, etc. Barcelona, for a time, was one of the avant-garde capitals.  But what really happened in that neutral city? Roundtable with Joan M. Minguet (professor of contemporary art, UAB – Autonomous University of Barcelona), Elina Norandi (curator of the Sacharoff Year), Xavier Theros (poet, anthropologist and writer), and Malén Gual (conservator of the collection of the Museu Picasso and curator of the exhibition 1917. Picasso in Barcelona), moderated by Eduard Escoffet­.

Participants: Joan M. Minguet, Elina Norandi, Xavier Theros i Malén Gual.

Joint activity with the exhibition «Arthur Cravan. Maintenant?»

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Thursday December 14th, 7pm

Admission free of charge, limited capacity

 Lecture hall.

Access: plaça Sabartés, 1.

Exhibition website «1917. Picasso in Barcelona».

Exhibition website «Arthur Cravan. Maintenant?»

Within the framework of the Olga Sacharoff Year >>