More about the Picasso talk
Pablo Picasso is popularly known as a pre-eminent 20th Century artist and creative genius, co-founder of Cubism, showman and playboy; but less is known about his political involvement. A ground-breaking exhibition at the Tate Liverpool, explored his political activism in relation to his art and his involvement with the French Communist Party following World War Two.
Following the high level of interest in this last year Professor Morris, co-curator of the exhibition, has kindly agreed to present this updated talk about this aspect of Picasso's life. The talk will be followed by a short Q&A session.
Picasso never took up arms but used his art to challenge war and its human cost. His most famous related work is 'Guernica,' the 25 foot expression of his outrage at the aerial bombardment of the Basque town by the fascist forces in 1937.
Professor Morris founded the 'EASTinternational'exhibition and last year was invited to lecture in Guernica by the Basque government on the 75thanniversary of the bombing. The previous year she was in Ramallah to lecture on 'Buste de Femme', the first Picasso painting to be shown within the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
'Dear Lynda...' celebrating Lynda Morris's life as curator, writer and art historian, organised by White Columns in New York, will be showing at 'The Gallery' Norwich University of the Arts, from 30 March to 25 May 2013, after showings in London, Dundee and BQ Berlin.
'Documenting Cadere, 1972 to 1978' curated by Professor Morris, recently closed at Modern Art Oxford and is travelling to MUS.EE Ostend until March and then to Artists Space, New York, in April - May 2013
Organised by Norwich Stop the War Coalition in conjunction with Hazel Marsh, LCS, UEA, and Norwich University of the Arts
Further information: Peter Offord 07757 752485 Norwich 405098, Frank Stone 01493 664499, Hazel.Marsh@uea.ac.uk
Details of talk
Wednesday 20 March 2013, 7pm
The Battle for Picasso's Mind 1945 – 1973
Public talk and slide presentation on the political activism one of the twentieth century's greatest artists by Professor Lynda Morris
Chair of Curation, Norwich University of the Arts
Lecture Theatre 3, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Map Reference: Campus Services, C4
Free Admission - booking not required