Fifty years ago this May, the exhibition Miró, the Other was held at the Catalonia Architects’ Association (or COAC according to its Catalan acronym), the first exhibition of Joan Miró’s work to expound and demonstrate its militant facet.
In this blog, we reproduce an article by Cristian Cirici, published years ago in the “Traços” section of the e-magazine Carnet, which outlines the origins of the project. Continue reading ORIM
Pedro Strukelj, an Argentine-Mexican living in Barcelona, is an illustrator, architect, and cultural manager. He defines himself as a chronicler of cultural experiences. This illustrated chronicle is his account as a witness to the recently completed process of preventive conservation for the Tapestry of the Fundació. His palette is a colour map that suggests a faraway land –that of his Latin American roots, which, as in Miró, connect us with a world where the tradition of craftsmanship is deeply respected. Continue reading Illustrated Chronicle of the Tapestry of the Fundació
Lina Bo Bardi Drawing is an exhibition about the architect’s deep sense of connection with drawing. For her, drawing was more than a designer’s tool; it was a primary expressive means driven by a strong sense of curiosity and doubt. In the following article, the architect and exhibition curator Olga Subirós shares some of her memories to offer us a closer look at Lina Bo Bardi’s work. Continue reading Rock, Paper, Circus
Contemporaries is the name of a photographic project coordinated by artist Serafín Álvarez, tied in with the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain. The title highlighted the participants’ contemporary coincidence and they also shared a creative affinity: one group was made up of photographic students from Serra i Abella School of Art & Design in Hospitalet, who took the photos, and the others were visual artists who have studied for an M.A. in art production and research at Barcelona Faculty of Fine Art, in this case portrayed in the photos. The photos were exhibited at the Fundació Joan Miró between January 8th and 20th 2019. The photographs are reproduced below in the same order in which they were presented. The comments underneath are by the photographers. Continue reading Contemporaries
Until 20 January, and coinciding with the Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain show, the Hèlia Dones women’s collective is offering Signs of Identity, an exhibition of self-portraits. The project came out of a long process of introspection and learning; the result is both therapeutic and liberating. Continue reading Only Yes Means Yes. Gazes by Resilient Women
Susana Carnicero graduated in Fine Arts and holds a post-graduate degree in Miró studies. Her fascination with colour as matter is the point of departure for a personal, subjective description in which a blue spot against a white background leads her on an exploration of the symbolism of this colour through a variety of artists. Continue reading Ceci est la couleur de mes rêves
Fascinated by both her character and her work, Leila Méndez, a self-taught photographer living in Barcelona, provides us with a multiple portrait of the different facets of Lee Miller. In just a few shots, Méndez captures the essence of the surrealist artist and of other photographers who, like Miller, experienced the vulnerability and the power that you feel in front of a camera, posing as a professional model. Continue reading The Future was Female
Museums and art centres are taking on an increasingly active role in listening to their visitors’ opinions. Learning how to analyse their users’ comments allows them to gain a better knowledge of their public and to measure the impact of the contents the museum offers.
This post is only a poetic reflection, a counterpoint to the cold analysis of the data and the indicators that were collected in the Fundació’s spaces throughout the summer of 2018. Continue reading Anonymity