Joan Brossa or the poetic revolt

Temporary exhibitions


The exhibition will offer the most comprehensive view yet of the experimental, rebellious, magical, lyrical universe of one of the most important Catalan avant-garde creative artists. The exhibition and the catalogue are divided into the following sections: 1. Hypnagogic images. From Algol to Dau al Set. 2. Em va fer Joan Brossa (Joan Brossa made me). Poetic revolt, social revolt. 3. Sleight of hand. Sleight of language. 4. Fregoli and carnival. Theatre and popular culture. 5. Stage poetry. Music actions. 6. Images in motion. The cinema. 7. Poesia rasa (Bare poetry). The essence of reality. 8. U no és ningú (One is nobody). Anti-authoritarianism, anti-clericalism, anti-militarism. 9. Cop de poma (Apple stroke). The books, the visual poetry. 10. Sumari astral (Astral summary). Street poetry, enigma and chance.

Contents of the exhibition:
In "Joan Brossa or the poetic revolt" the public will be able to see more than 350 works: an extensive selection of original papers, books, visual poems, object-poems and installations, as well as a unique repertory of Brossa's poetry for the stage, dramatic and musical works and film scripts. It will also include a wide selection of the delicate Visual poetry suites (1959-1969) and the Inhabitable poems (1970) that will enable visitors to assess the strength and subtlety of the poet's visual art on the basis of his preliminary designs. For the first time it will be possible to appreciate the diversity and wealth of the different worlds and languages that make up Brossa's oeuvre.

Directed by:
Organisation: Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura Fundació Joan Miró Fundació Joan Brossa
With the collaboration of: SGAE and Fundació Autor Institució de les Lletres Catalanes
Curator: Manuel Guerrero (KRTU)
Catalogue: "Joan Brossa or the poetic revolt" 540 pages. 3 editions: Catalan / Spanish / English
A symposium has been organised to coincide with the exhibition and will be held at the Joan Miró Foundation on 25, 26 and 27 April.