Sumer and the Modern Paradigm
The Sumer and the Modern Paradigm exhibition elicits a conversation between Mesopotamian art and the works of modern artists, particularly during the interwar period (1920-1945). At the same time, it aims to find an answer to the reasons for the modern fascination with the findings from the ancient Near East.
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The Way Things Do
The exhibition is a tribute to The Way Things Go, the iconic film by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, celebrating its 30th anniversary. The show includes three installations by upcoming artists and a screening of the film by the Swiss artist pair.
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Éluard, Cramer, Miró — «À toute épreuve», more than a book
Éluard, Cramer, Miró - «À toute épreuve», more than a book reconstructs the creative process behind Miró’s book based on a collection of poems by Paul Éluard with the same title. The exhibition is part of the Miró Documents series, whose aim is to use the Fundació’s archive to further explore certain aspects of Miró’s work.
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Self-organization provides a genealogy of artists from the 1960s on who have been developing strategies to recover the authorship of their own narrative. The exhibition is also an attempt to understand recent art and confirm the current validity of these dynamics.
Endgame: Duchamp, chess and the avant-gardes
Endgame: Duchamp, chess and the avant-gardes is an account of twentieth-century avant-garde movements up to the beginning of conceptual art, told from the angle of what appears to be a minor anecdote: the game of chess.
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Infinite Sequence is an exhibition dedicated to the work of Ignasi Aballí, winner of the 2015 Joan Miró Prize. It proposes a stroll through a selection of pieces by Catalonia’s foremost conceptual artist to allow visitors to gradually discover some of the key aspects of his oeuvre.
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Temporary Exhibitions at the Fundació Joan Miró
The temporary exhibition rooms at the Fundació Joan Miró are closed to the public from January to June 2016, while the Fundació prepares the space for a new presentation of its collection of works by Miró.
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Miró and the Object
This monographic exhibition is the first specific inquiry into the role of the object in the work of Joan Miró. Curated by William Jeffett, Miró and the Object looks at how the artist began with pictorial representations of objects and then moved on to physically incorporating them in his works through collage and assemblage, before finally arriving at sculpture.
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Alfons Borrell. Works and Days
The paintings of Alfons Borrell (Barcelona, 1931) have gradually developed as an expressive body of work of great intensity and solidity.
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Prophetia comprises works by twenty-five artists who have followed and addressed the formation of the European Community. The point of departure for the exhibition is a video by the Albanian artist Anri Sala, dating from 2002, that portrays the moment when the dream of Europe was still intact in some of the countries aspiring to enter the European Union.
Barcelona, Neutral Zone
During the First World War, Barcelona entered fully into modernity. While Europe was at war, some Catalan artists began the journey to the forefront of the avant-garde (Miró, Togores, Manolo Hugué.
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Roni Horn. Everything was sleeping as if the universe were a mistake
In 2013 Roni Horn (New York, 1955) won the fourth edition of the Joan Miró Prize, which has been awarded everty two years since 2007.
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