Women in the dark marching with a big banner saying 'Strajk Kobiet' (Women's Strike)
All in the Hands of the Viewer: on art and activism

Before members of the UN summit in 2003 sat down to debate whether or not to engage in a war against Iraq, the tapestry reproduction of ‘Guernica’, which was usually the backdrop to events held in the building, was covered up. While the gesture was dismissed as a practical necessity, it still perfectly illustrates that Picasso’s activist gesture continues to hold power 80 years later.