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The beauty of failure / The failure of beauty

As part of the programme for the Universal Forum of Cultures 2004 in Barcelona, the Joan Miró Foundation will be showing The beauty of failure / The failure of beauty, an exhibition about how the great dreams – the utopias – that seem so splendid in the abstract are doomed to failure when we try to materialise them, because they presuppose an entirely new, ideal society that can never exist.

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Behind the facts. Interfunktionen 1968-1975

“Behind the Facts. Interfunktionen 1968 – 1975” is an exhibition coproduced with the Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Oporto, selected by Gloria Moure, and containing over 100 works, from the period 1968 to 1975, by 43 leading international artists demonstrate the transformation that took place at the end of the 1960s, when artists crossed the strict boundaries between the classic disciplines in the arts (painting, sculpture, etc.

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“Chillida” is an exhibition organised in collaboration with Chillida-Leku and sponsored by BBVA. It is the first retrospective of the work of Eduardo Chillida since his death on 19 August 2002 and is a tribute to an artist who was a good friend of Joan Miró and one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century.

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Fernand Léger

Sponsored by the Fundación BBVAContents: Over 150 paintings and drawingsCurator: Brigitte Hedel-SamsonProduction/Organisation: Fundació Joan Miró, BarcelonaVisitors: 80,752Catalogue: Fernand Léger, with articles by Brigitte Hedel-Samson, Eric Michaud and Katharina Schmidt.

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Jean Arp

Sponsored by the Fundación BBVAContents: The first ever retrospective exhibition in Barcelona of Arp’s work, with more than 140 paintings, collages, reliefs and sculptures produced between 1912 and 1965.

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Irony, selected by Ferran Barenblit, contains works by different contemporary artists with very different discourses and dealing with different subjects, but having in common the use of irony in their work.

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