Photographs by Joaquim Gomis and Magels Landet. Joaquim Gomis photographed La Ricarda while it was being built. Decades later, the sculptor Magels Landet captured details from the house when it was no longer inhabited and had become a legend of architectural and cultural modernity from the Barcelona of the 1960s.
The Fundació Joan Miró is featuring the work of one of the great masters of shin-hanga, Itō Shinsui (1898-1972), whose artistic and aesthetic approach helps us reveal, once again, the subtle and deep connections between the work of Joan Miró and Japanese art and thought.
His relationship with beeswax has led chandler Toni Garcia to venture into photography. Addressing the synergy that emerges between light and darkness, Garcia observes his surroundings from a different perspective.
Josep Mañà is offering a home nativity scene assembled with traditional Catalan and Mallorcan figures. This staging aims to highlight Joan Miró’s admiration for these folk art objects, which he collected and recreated in several of his paintings and sculptures.
Joaquim Gomis i Serdañons (Barcelona, 1902-91) was an entrepreneur, photographer, art promoter and the first president of the Fundació Joan Miró. Over the course of more than five decades, he produced a large body of photographic work that was associated with the most advanced artistic approaches of its times.
The Sumer and the Modern Paradigm exhibition elicits a conversation between Mesopotamian art and the works of modern artists, particularly during the interwar period (1918-1939). At the same time, it aims to find an answer to the reasons for the modern fascination with the findings from the ancient Near East.
The exhibition program The Possibility of an Island explores some of the symbolic and socio-cultural meanings that islands - those paradigmatic spaces in our collective imagination - have had over the course of time, with the aim of raising questions and reflections about these meanings that may be pertinent to our contemporary context.
Joan Miró Anti-Portrait Gallery wishes to highlight the artist’s expertise and expressive freedom as a skilled engraver, able to obtain, through etching, aquatint or carborundum printmaking, material and gestural effects close to those of painting.
The exhibition is a tribute to The Way Things Go, the iconic film by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, celebrating its 30th anniversary. The show includes three installations by upcoming artists and a screening of the film by the Swiss artist pair.
Joan Brossa always quoted the principle of his much-admired Fregoli: ’art is life and life is transformation.’ Cloe Masotta takes this premise out into the streets, knowing that at any moment she may encounter an object, a text, a shadow or a colour that attracts her and that she can seize with her cell phone. Once framed, reality is transformed and introduces a poetic twist. Nothing is what it appears to be.
This exhibition is part of the Epicentre Brossa programming.
Éluard, Cramer, Miró - «À toute épreuve», more than a book reconstructs the creative process behind Miró’s book based on a collection of poems by Paul Éluard with the same title. The exhibition is part of the Miró Documentsseries, whose aim is to use the Fundació’s archive to further explore certain aspects of Miró’s work.