“On 18 April 2022, coinciding with the last day of Isabel and Easter Monday, I spent the night at the Espai 13, thus reliving in a certain way that night in 1978 when the ceiling of my...Continue reading Spend the Night or Die
Writer and journalist Sergio Vila-Sanjuán was curator of the 2005 Barcelona Year of Books and Reading. In this article, originally published in Carnet magazine and reprinted for this year’s Saint George’s Day, he explores the connections and overlaps between the world of books and the world of art.
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What do we mean when we say Josep Lluís Sert is our most international architect? If we interpret this in terms of popularity and widespread recognition, Gaudí would easily surpass him in recent...Continue reading Sert as an International Synthesis
We look back to an article that the art critic Arnau Puig wrote for the Fundació Joan Miró several years ago and that continues to be relevant today. It is a look at the body and art with no boundaries, which ties into the recent proposal of a tour of the Joan Miró Collection from a queer perspective.
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What do artists need to work under good enough conditions? A place where they can develop their work without (too many) strictures? A room of their own? Enric Farrés Duran and Xavier Ristol are projecting their dream studio with features that are both physical and intangible, for the exhibition Shared Studios. Three Case Studies. A specific kind of light, an environment, a mental space where all sorts of random encounters may occur.
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Miró dreamt of a large studio. At one point or another, all artists have dreamt of a large studio – a creative space that would enable them to build their utterly personal microcosm. Coinciding with the exhibition Shared Studios. Three Case Studies, which explores the experiences and affinities of artists working in the same space, we wanted to look back at one of Miró’s first studios, in the Paris of the 1920s, at 45 Rue Blomet.
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Over the past few weeks there has been a fair amount of talk about archives at the Fundació. The exhibition Miró-ADLAN. An Archive of Modernity (1932-1936) has raised our awareness of the importance of the appropriate conservation of papers and documents which may not initially strike us as particularly relevant. Drawings, postcards, notebooks, newspaper clippings, tickets to concerts or exhibitions, iconic posters, opera programmes… assorted documents such as these may not only contain memories of great sentimental value, but also constitute a legacy that can be of great interest.
Anna Ferran, who specialises in preventive conservation and paper restoration, offers us a few suggestions.
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Coinciding with the presentation of the Miró – ADLAN. An Archive of Modernity (1932-1936) exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró, we are publishing the following interview with Teresa Montaner, the head of collections who is also responsible for the Fundació’s archive.
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