A Monster Who Tells the Truth
The artists featured in this series question and push at the boundaries between disciplines in order to reflect on the dynamics of power that affect knowledge. Thus, art is presented as a powerful monster capable of pointing to the weak points in these boundaries: a monster who tells the truth or, at the very least, who points to the person telling it.
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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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La Ricarda: Two Views
Photographs by Joaquim Gomis and Magels Landet. Joaquim Gomis photographed La Ricarda while it was being built. Decades later, the sculptor Magels Landet captured details from the house when it was no longer inhabited and had become a legend of architectural and cultural modernity from the Barcelona of the 1960s.
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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.
His relationship with beeswax has led chandler Toni Garcia to venture into photography. Addressing the synergy that emerges between light and darkness, Garcia observes his surroundings from a different perspective.
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Joan Miró and Nativity Scene Figures
Josep Mañà is offering a home nativity scene assembled with traditional Catalan and Mallorcan figures. This staging aims to highlight Joan Miró’s admiration for these folk art objects, which he collected and recreated in several of his paintings and sculptures.
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Joaquim Gomis. Selection of Photographs
Joaquim Gomis i Serdañons (Barcelona, 1902-91) was an entrepreneur, photographer, art promoter and the first president of the Fundació Joan Miró. Over the course of more than five decades, he produced a large body of photographic work that was associated with the most advanced artistic approaches of its times.
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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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The Possibility of an Island
The exhibition program The Possibility of an Island explores some of the symbolic and socio-cultural meanings that islands - those paradigmatic spaces in our collective imagination - have had over the course of time, with the aim of raising questions and reflections about these meanings that may be pertinent to our contemporary context.
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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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