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29_11_2018

The Future was Female

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.

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10_10_2018

Anonymity

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.

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19_09_2018

Scars and Reparations

In this article, Dolors Bramon, a historian with a PhD in Semitic languages, takes a historical look at the conflict between different cultures in Spain inaccurately referred to as convivencia. The author questions the honesty of the meaning of multiculturalism and underscores the need for repairing historical injustices. As in Kader Attia’s work, for Dolors Bramon scars are cries against oblivion.

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The (Im)possibility of an Island

Like the force fields that keep particles together in atoms, the apparently distant connections between narratives and individuals sometimes converge in similar reflections. Such is the case of the random encounter of isolation, the main subject of the exhibition program The Possibility of an Island, with the thread of thoughts that Agustín Fernández Mallo subtly weaves in this new article for our blog.

Agustín Fernández Mallo, a physicist and writer based in Palma de Mallorca and the author of the Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience and Nocilla Lab trilogy, among other works, is part of the current contemporary literature and art scene. His latest novel has been published in Spanish as Trilogía de la guerra.

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12_06_2018

The Farm at Mont-Roig. Joan Miró’s Philosophy and Religion

Drawing on the philosophical tradition, Arnau Puig reflects on the concept of reality and the way Joan Miró transformed it through the lens of his own subjectivity. Mont-roig was the heart and the site of this almost mystical act by which reality was transformed into poetry.

Arnau Puig is an art critic specialising in sociology. He is a graduate in philosophy, founder of the artists’ group Dau al Set, and a regular contributor to several art publications. And an expert in the work of Joan Miró.

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11_05_2018

The Ballad of El Clot de la Mel (‘Honey Hollow’)

The auca is a literary genre of humble proportions, yet deeply rooted in Catalan popular culture. “We must find poetry that moves us, there in the most modest of things”, said Miró. On the occasion of the project Beehave, and coinciding with the intervention La Grieta by Alfonso Borragán, Jordi Sunyer and Oriol Canosa have proposed The Ballad of El Clot de la Mel (‘Honey Hollow’), an auca with an informal tone that defends the importance of urban apiculture.

Jordi Sunyer (illustration) and Oriol Canosa (text) are creators working in the field of children’s literature. Together they have published La casa del professor Kürbis (Baula), Apa, et penses que ens ho creurem? (Cruïlla) and EicTu XicMano, el pirata del Delta (Pebre Negre).

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‘All I did was look.’ Mont-roig, the Landscape of Joan Miró

Joan Miró’s Mont-roig embodies his roots and his ties to the land and to the simplicity of everyday things. Mont-roig is a symbol and a reality, both personal and universal, and the point of departure for everything.

On the occasion of the opening of Mas Miró, the farmhouse where the artist spent many summers, historian and Fundació Mas Miró Director Elena Juncosa follows in the footsteps of the artist’s sensibility to place us in the unalterable timelessness of one of Miró’s most important emotional landscapes.

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‘Che bella voce.’ Architecture, Voice and Speech

To speak of architecture is to speak of spaces and volumes, of building components and of light. But how can you draw light? Those are the questions that Cristina Masanés raises in this article which – without intending to unveil the metaphor – tells us about an intimate and poetic walk through the geometries of the Fundació Joan Miró and other buildings designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert.

Cristina Masanés, who studied philosophy, has written for a variety of media and art centres. She works as a freelance journalist, documentalist and exhibition curator.

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