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Room 206.06 Pavilion of the Spanish Republic (1), 1937

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The Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne became the Second Republic’s most visible and widely publicized announcement of the humanizing role of art against rising violence, both in Spain and the rest of Europe. The design by Josep Lluís Sert and Luis Lacasa stood in direct contrast to the intimidating monumentality of the Soviet and German Pavilions that were staged face-to-face, in direct confrontation, nearby. For Spain and the rest of the world on display at the 1937 Exposition, it was clear that artists played a pivotal role in communicating both long-standing, transcendental ideas about art, culture, and nation as well as the more immediate, and contested ideas of their sponsoring governments.