Miró. Antoni Llena Constellation
The artist Antoni Llena presents a large constellation of drawings by Joan Miró that fills an entire room in the permanent collection section. Llena’s selection, comprising 150 pieces from the Fundació’s holdings, includes drawings which are at the root of Miró’s most renowned works and others which the artist repeated for years without ever actually developing them into paintings. In the case of this constellation, Llena’s work is the selection itself.
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Miró Shadows with a Light of Their Own
In the late 1970s, after Franco died, Barcelona photographer Antoni Bernad took portraits of the leading personalities in Catalan culture from Joan Miró’s generation.
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Vietnamese artist Thao Nguyen Phan, the winner of the first edition of the Han Nefkens - LOOP Barcelona Award, presents a production filmed in the rural areas of the Mekong Delta.
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The Sound Art? exhibition offers a critical interrogation of this category in art and presents an overview of the sonorisation of the art object from the late nineteenth century until today.
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Turn it all turns
Turn it all turns is an educational project and series of four exhibitions that focuses on a range of processes and protocols that enable us to understand, relate to and experiment with our immediate surroundings. By playing with languages and meanings, the series aims to throw up critical insights that make us question the codes that shape our perception.
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Cunningham, Cage & Tudor (Sitges, 1966)
Thanks to Joan Miró’s generosity, Barcelona’s Club 49 invited the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to perform in Sitges in 1966. Joaquim Gomis, who was one of the club members, was able to photograph the American troupe, which included John Cage and David Tudor, at the famed La Ricarda residence during a break, as well as at a rehearsal prior to their perfomance.
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In 1988, the NorthAmerican Steve Reich, one of the leading figures of minimalism, composed a piece about the Jewish Holocaust. Almost thirty years later, this video work by Beatriz Caravaggio confers visual life on the score interpreted by the Kronos Quartet.
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Miró always expressed his admiration for Gaudí’s work, valuing the architect’s penchant for risk and improvisation. The two artists viewed nature as the root of all their creative endeavours.
The exhibition features the Gaudí Series prints, which Miró produced as a tribute to the architect in 1979, and a selection of Miró’s sculptures which establish a dialogue with Joaquim Gomis’ photographs of Gaudí’s architecture.
Visible Invisible (Animal Light)
With no manipulation whatsoever -with just water, light, and a camera - Bufill captures real images in a fraction of a second and turns them into hypnotic apparitions.
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Through the Tapestry
See the back of the large Tapestry of the Fundació for the first time
The Tapestry of the Fundació, produced by Joan Miró in collaboration with the textile artist Josep Royo, has been on display at the same location since it was first installed in 1979.
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Lina Bo Bardi Drawing
This exhibition is about the profound sense of connection that architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) had with drawing. More than the tool of a designer, to her, drawing was a primary expressive means driven by a strong sense of curiosity and doubt. She never claimed drawing to be an independent artistic language, but she embraced it with artistic purpose. Drawing to her was both a noun and a verb, outcome and process, object and relationship.
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Bo Bardi appears in Gaudí as seen by Gomis
From the photographs taken by Joaquim Gomis of some of Antoni Gaudí’s most iconic buildings, this selection was made by thinking about what Lina Bo Bardi might have discovered in the Catalan architect’s works during her visit to Barcelona in 1956.
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