Tribute to Gaudí
The exhibition Joan Miró. The Gaudí Series highlights the influence of the Modernista architect on Miró’s production through a group of prints titled Gaudí Series, comprising twenty-one pieces in a variety of sizes and featuring fantastic characters with which the artist paid tribute to the architect in the mid-1960s. Miró was particularly drawn to the rhythm and structure of Gaudí’s work; he shared his urge to question the use of existing procedures and materials as well as a deep bond with nature, the generating force behind his creations. The treatment of colour and the use of curved lines in these prints are reminiscent of the trencadís broken-tile mosaic technique, a hallmark of Gaudí’s work.
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Lina Bo Bardi Drawing
This exhibition is about the profound sense of connection that architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) had with drawing. More than the design tool of a designer, to her, drawing was a primary expressive means driven by a strong sense of curiosity and doubt. She never claimed drawing to be an independent artistic language, but she embraced it with artistic purpose. Drawing to her was both a noun and a verb, outcome and process, object and relationship.
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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain
The exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain provides an insight into one of the most important poles of the Surrealist movement’s complex international network. The North American photographer Lee Miller and her partner, the British artist Roland Penrose, acted as ambassadors of the Surrealist cause in London. They were also close friends with Joan Miró, who remained in permanent contact with the Surrealist scene in Britain, culminating with his monographic exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1964.
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Kader Attia. Scars remind us that our past is real
The exhibition featuring French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, the winner of the latest edition of the Joan Miró Prize, is a survey of his most relevant works from the last few years, in a dialogue with new ones created for the exhibition. Selected especially by the artist, these pieces revolve around the notion of repair, one of his main areas of interest.
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Itō Shinsui. Tradition and Modernity
The Fundació Joan Miró is featuring the work of one of the great masters of shin-hanga, Itō Shinsui (1898-1972), whose artistic and aesthetic approach helps us reveal, once again, the subtle and deep connections between the work of Joan Miró and Japanese art and thought.
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Beehave is an exhibition project that reflects contemporary artists’ growing interest in the survival crisis affecting honey bees and many other insect pollinators.
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 (1918-1939). 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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Joan Miró Anti-Portrait Gallery
Joan Miró Anti-Portrait Gallery wishes to highlight the artist’s expertise and expressive freedom as a skilled engraver, able to obtain, through etching, aquatint or carborundum printmaking, material and gestural effects close to those of painting.
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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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