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30_04_2019

Illustrated Chronicle of the Tapestry of the Fundació

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.

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Contemporaries

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.

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23_10_2017

Gardens Don’t Exist; They’re An Illusion

Lately, an unusual garden has been growing at the Fundació Joan Miró – a garden designed by the artist Pep Vidal for bees and other insect pollinators, providing them with a pace of their own, without boundaries or conditions. Inspired by this project, Vicky Benítez, a Fine Arts graduate and professional gardener, offers us a nostalgic look at a lost, denatured world, dominated by the artifice of gardens that are organized according to primarily aesthetic criteria. Vicky Benítez proposes that we tend our gardens with a full awareness that we are not tending the body, but rather the soul; and she stresses the importance of urban vegetable gardens as spaces for social cohesion where nature (both human and non-human) can grow and develop freely.

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15_06_2017

À toute épreuve and the Art of Language

On the occasion of the Éluard, Cramer, Miró – À toute épreuve, more than a book exhibition, Dolors R. Roig examines the creative process behind the book by Joan Miró based on a collection of poems by Paul Éluard, explaining how Miró ventured beyond illustration and how the collaborative project led to new poems. While reviewing this creative adventure, her article addresses the way in which Éluard’s and Miró’s imaginations merged.

Dolors R. Roig holds a PhD in Art History and specializes in modern and contemporary art. She is responsible for art research and programming at Galeria Mayoral and teaches at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where she was involved in the Joan Miró: An Artist Who Defined a Century MOOC and the Miró Studies Postgraduate Diploma.

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26_05_2017

The SpaceFest

The artist Antoni Hervàs received a commission from the Fundació Joan Miró to design a family workshop based on the theme of self-organization as part of the exhibition with the same title curated by Antonio Ortega, which provides an overview of DIY art practices from the 1960s until the present.

Hervàs tells us about the process of conceiving and creating the SpaceFest (La festa espacial) and the connection between the activity and self-organized practices, from the original idea to the implementation of the workshop with its participants. The SpaceFest is one of the most recent events in the line of family activities created by artists at the Fundació.

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03_11_2016

A piece of thread can unleash a world

‘A piece of thread can unleash a world,’ said Miró to express that a blotch, a splash, or a point on a sheet of paper could release an entire creative universe.

In the blog we are opening today, we would also like a concept to be the point of departure for further exploring and opening up new themes that will enrich and complement the original contents.

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