True to his sense of responsibility as a citizen, Joan Miró was involved in a variety of political causes for which he painted a large number of posters. He used his bold, committed brushstrokes to support democracy, human rights, and the Catalan language and culture, among others.
These causes continue to be supported today, in addition to others that mark our current times, such as social inequality and the climate emergency. And what about you? What causes would you fight for?
At the Fundació Joan Miró, as part of the Open City Biennial of Thought held in Barcelona, we invite you to join a workshop in which you will discover the most militant Miró and design your own poster to let your voice be heard.
You can also join us online: we invite you to watch this video featuring some of Miró's posters and suggesting a series of available resources for creating an original poster that shows your commitment to a specific cause:
- Participate mentioning @fundaciomiro at Instagram and labelling your posters as #lamevacausa
- You can upload a drawing, a collage, a photograph, or a digital design; any medium will work to showcase the cause you are committed to.
- Your pieces will be posted on the Fundació's Pinterest wall. Voice your position!
Organized by Fundació Joan Miró as part of the Open City Biennial of Thought 2020
Blog Fundació Joan Miró: Civic responsibility of the artist
Joan Miró was committed to his times and his country, as he proved in his speech when he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Barcelona on 2 October, 1979.