Anita Glesta, Gernika/Guernica, 2007–13. Steel, bronze, controller board, sensor, and speaker, steel boxes: 12 x 22 x 10 in. each

Anita Glesta


Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology

Anita Glesta’s multimedia installation, Gernika/Guernica, stitches together two earthshaking events, the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 and the bombardment of Guernica in 1937. It was first shown in New York in 2007 at the Chase Manhattan Plaza and White Box in Chelsea. Since then, it has traveled to the Instituto Cervantes in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2008; the Museo Nacional de Antropología in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2009; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, in 2012; and Beijing’s Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology in 2013, where it inaugurated the Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program. Glesta lived across the street from the World Trade Center and fled the collapse of the towers, an indelible memory… see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.