As part of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 programme, Guernica: El Último Exiliado (Guernica: The Last Exile), a documentary about the arrival of the iconic mural in Spain seven months after the 1981 coup d’état, will be screened at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía tomorrow at 7 pm.
The work, which symbolises the horrors of the Civil War and the attacks by fascist aircraft against the population, landed at Barajas airport after a complex political operation devised in absolute secrecy. Witnesses and protagonists of that historic moment tell for the first time the details of that adventure that concluded the political process of the Transition and recovered for Spain one of Picasso’s most important works.
The screening begins with a presentation by Guillermo Logar, director of the short film, and ends with a discussion with Manuel Álvarez-Novillo, the protagonist of the negotiations, and Genoveva Tusell, a specialist in this process; both share their testimonies and experiences of this moment, reflected in the documentary. For more information, click here.