Under Construction (1973-1975)

Photography in the Foyer

Joaquim Gomis

Joaquim Gomis (1902-1911) was the first president of the Fundació Joan Miró and a good friend of Joan Miró. As such, he was able to follow the construction of Sert's building up close. From 1973, Gomis used his camera to document the work leading up to the opening of the Fundació in 1975, delighting in all the details, in the composition of the elements, the surface of the materials... From the many albums in the Gomis archive, the exhibition presents eleven negatives that are characteristic of his gaze and emblematic of the architectural origins of the Fundació forty years ago.

Coinciding with the photography exhibition Joaquim Gomis. Under Construction 1973-1975 and with the start of the commemorative year, the Fundació Joan Miró invites the people of Barcelona - particularly residents of the Sants-Montjuïc district - to unearth photographs of the mountain as it was in the seventies and create a communal anniversary album by sharing them on the Fundació's Pinterest account.