Picasso and La Celestina explores the relationship between the artist and one of the most famous seminal novels in Spanish Literature. This dossier-exhibition will focus on a series of etchings executed by Picasso at the end of his life (March-October 1968) in dialogue with the unique copy of the first edition of Fernando de Rojas’ Comedia de Calisto y Melibea ([Burgos, 1499?]), better known as La Celestina. Beyond this particular theme, the show will address issues about Pablo Picasso’s relationship to literature, Spanish tradition, love and women. It will also raise timely questions about artists -or any person- in exile: where/what is home?; where do I belong?
Additional programs (concert – panel discussions – workshops) will accompany the exhibition.