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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From a Pixel a Poem
Joan Brossa always quoted the principle of his much-admired Fregoli: ’art is life and life is transformation.’ Cloe Masotta takes this premise out into the streets, knowing that at any moment she may encounter an object, a text, a shadow or a colour that attracts her and that she can seize with her cell phone. Once framed, reality is transformed and introduces a poetic twist. Nothing is what it appears to be.
This exhibition is part of the Epicentre Brossa programming.
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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.
Brossa at La Ricarda
A selection of Joaquim Gomis’s photographs covering the two performances held at La Ricarda in the 1960s, conceived jointly by Joan Brossa and Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny: Suite bufa and Concert per a representar.
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Every year the Fundació Joan Miró invites an artist to come up with an installation based on his or her interpretation of a Christmas theme.
This year, Luis Bisbe offers us a meeting point between the museum’s interior and exterior, between a fir tree and the brightness we associate with the holiday season.
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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One Foot Out. Expeditions and Diasporas
The 2016-17 programme of exhibitions at Espai 13 presents six projects by artists who are working from the periphery of the usual circuits of contemporary art in Barcelona.
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