Communicative Awareness: The half-open sky gives us hope

The half-open sky gives us hope has many points in common with the vitality of American Abstract Expressionism. The black background reflects the immediacy of the act of painting, with dribbles, scratches made with the brush handle, and negative imprints. Similarly, the circular composition, the result of turning the canvas around (a fact corroborated by photographs taken in 1953 and 1954), recalls the off-centre compositions of Action Painting. But for Miró, moving the piece in this way is part of his quest for balance in the composition.

From a more spiritual perspective, the square enclosing the canvas represents the material world, and the red X is a sign of transformation that could be interpreted as the step from a material world to a more spiritual realm. From the 1940s onward, beginning with the constellations, Miró's work increasingly connects with this spiritual and cosmogonic dimension of the world, and also with a certain primitivism that leads us to the search for absolute purity and brings us closer to the most sacred, and "giving us hope."

The session will include a visit to the Joan Miró Collection in the first part, reflecting on communicative awareness in front of The half-open sky gives us hope, and a second part with a series of asanas (yoga poses) led by a YogaOne by DiR instructor in the North Patio at the Foundation.

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North Patio and Joan Miró collection rooms


Friday 18 September 2020
Sábado 19 September 2020
Saturday 17 October 2020
From 6:30 to 8:30 pm


€18 (general admission included)
€15 Friends Fundació Joan Miró and YogaOne Members
€6 (visitors with separate admission tickets)

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Bring your own yoga mat and dress in comfortable clothes.


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In collaboration with:

  • Yoga One