11/10/2007 10' 3''
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"Be-Bomb: The Transatlantic War of Images and all that Jazz. 1946-1956" explores the dialogue between different spheres of postwar political and cultural life in the United States and France, documenting a highly precise period, from 1946 to 1956, from the euphoria unleashed by liberation and reconstruction after the Second World War to the beginning of the Cold War, with its shadows and fear. The show compares and contrasts art produced in the United States and France over the period, when New York replaced Paris as the main centre for modern art. SON[I]A records the impressions of exhibition curator Manuel J. Borja-Villel and Serge Guilbaut about this period of absolute surveillance, about the ambiguous nature of the Spanish scene and about the exceptional period that this was for painting, marked by the end of modernity and the start of a new period.

SON[I]AabstractionNew YorkParisCold WarManuel J. Borja-VillelSerge Guilbautexhibition