A Journey Through British Art from World War II to the Late Sixties at Fundació Joan Miró


BARCELONA.- The Fundació Joan Miró presents Let Us Face the Future, a journey through British art from the end of the Second World War to the late sixties. The exhibition has been organized by the Fundació Joan Miró and the British Council and sponsored by Fundación BBVA. Let Us Face the Future, curated by Andrew Dempsey and Richard Riley, shows, for the first time in Spain, eighty-eight works by British artists from 1945-1968, on loan from the collections of British Council, the Arts Council, Tate and Pallant House Museum in Chichester, as well as other public and private collections. The exhibition begins with works by Henry Moore and Francis Bacon which reflect the state of Britain and Europe immediately after the war: the horror of the concentration camps and the ever-present threat of the atomic bomb. The title, Let Us Face the Future, comes from the Labour Party’s slogan for their 1945 electoral campaign, which