What Humanity? The Human Figure after the way (1940-1960)

By Charlotte Stace



Published on December 1, 2023

MNAC welcomes a new exhibition that gathers together around one hundred works by top level Catalan, Spanish and international artists who, between 1940 and the mid-1960s, 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.

As a continuation of the work carried out by the Museum on the art of the Civil War and in the context of the construction of the art collection of the second half of the 20th century, What humanity? will provide a cross-cutting look at post-war art, a period marked, among others, by existentialist philosophy but which goes beyond this intellectual framework to reflect a spirit of the time shared by different cultural imaginaries.

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

October 27, 2023 – February 11, 2024
Opening hours
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