Framing Intimacy

This activity originally emerged from a collaboration proposal made to the artist and curator Matías Daporta. Instead of establishing a direct dialogue between his work and the exhibition, Daporta chose to invite Dutch artist Nica Roses to develop a more ambitious project: Framing Intimacy. This intrinsically collaborative venture challenges the notion of authorship in sculpture and resonates with several aspects of the show. It is also an instance of extreme intimacy.

The activity unfolds in two consecutive stages:

  • In the first part, Nica Roses and Matías Daporta invite seven people to meet in private in front of a blank canvas, with paints and other materials at hand. During several days, and in sessions with no more than three participants, they explore possible ways of relating to fill the blank space. Each encounter adds a layer to a piece halfway between painting and sculpture, charged with sensitive emotion.
  • In the second part, the outcome is shown to the public in a performance. Nica Roses' body becomes a vehicle for channelling the participants' experiences. Her movements and actions integrate fragments of the personal experiences that emerged during the private encounters.

With support from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Spain

Related exhibitions:

The point of sculpture

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45 minutes


Pati Nord, Fundació Joan Miró


Saturday 12 February, 12 am


Free activity, reservation required


Online booking from January 2022