Like the Guernica exhibition, currently displayed at the Musée Picasso, its program for Museums Night is absolutely delightful. Indeed, the museum gave carte blanche to Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil and his performance “I Will Keep A Light Burning”, an installation with thousand candles recreating the same starry sky than the one that was the night before the bombing of the city of Guernica.
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I Will Keep A Light Burning
Saturday May 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For his “I Will Keep A Light Burning” performance at Paris Musée Picasso, artist Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil presents an installation made out of a thousand candles recreating the same starry sky than the one that was the night before the bombing of the city of Guernica. Lit the one after the other in the course of the evening, candles reveal stars present in the sky, creating the celestial map of the constellations. This step back to the past makes us see the starry sky Guernica inhabitants saw before the bombing of April 26, 1937.
Saturday May 19, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Following the 80th anniversary of the creation of the work, the Musée National Picasso-Paris, in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, devotes an exhibition to the story behind Guernica, Pablo Picasso’s exceptional painting is one of the most famous paintings in the world. The masterpiece has been kept in Madrid since 1992.
Painted in 1937, this work with a monumental format, is a synthesis of the plastic researches conducted by Picasso for forty years, and a popular icon. Exhibited, reproduced worldwide, it has been an anti-Franco, anti-fascist and pacifist. It’s a work copiously quoted, commented, taken over, theorized by art historians and artists.
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On 19 May 2018
Musée National Picasso
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris 3