Brossa at La Ricarda

Photography in the Foyer

Joaquim Gomis

A selection of Joaquim Gomis's photographs covering the two performances held at La Ricarda in the 1960s, conceived jointly by Joan Brossa and Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny: Suite bufa and Concert per a representar. Carles Santos, Anna Ricci and Terri Mestres also participated, among others.

The house in La Ricarda was a site for artistic experimentation during the final 15 years of the Franco era and one of the meeting places of Club 49, a group of Catalan people interested in the artistic movements of the moment including Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Joaquim Gomis and Joan Brossa.

Joaquim Gomis i Serdañons (Barcelona, 1902-1991) was an entrepreneur, photographer, art promoter and the first president of the Fundació Joan Miró. For more than five decades, he produced a broad body of photographic work in keeping with the most avant-garde artistic expression of his time.