"Masters of collage" seminar
Auditorium at the Joan Miró Foundation1 February Dawn Ades: Collage, photomontage and the European avant-garde6 February Diane Waldman: Joseph Cornell: Universe of dreams8 February Anne Umland: Defying painting: Miró and collage in the 1920s15 February Dominique Dupuis-Labbé: Cubist collage: Picasso, Braque and reality16 February Carolyn Lanchner: Dada's “good girl”: The photomontages of Hannah Höch20 February Matthew Gale: Pertubation, My Sister: From De Chirico to Ernst22 February Alícia Suárez: The Russian avant-garde27 February Lourdes Cirlot: The influence of collage on post-war art in Europe and in the United States1 March Isabelle Monod-Fontaine: Matisse and “papier découpé”6 March Fèlix Fanés: Avant-garde and mass culture.
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"Masters of collage". From Picasso to Rauschenberg
In the fall of 1912, using only scissors and cheap commercial papers glued to their drawings, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso invented collage and forever altered the way in which art was made and received.
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Cycle: Once upon a time?
Films, installations, photographs and videos produced by Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains.Since it opened in 1997, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, has been taking in 24 students from around the world every year.
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Joan Miró, the architecture of a book
A book must have all the dignity of a sculpture hewn from marble.Joan MiróAn illustrated book is a space that a publisher provides for a poet and an illustrator to come together and create a dialogue between words and images.
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Sert, half a century of architecture 1928 - 1979
Josep Lluís Sert started his career as an architect in 1929, towards the end of Primo de Rivera's dictatorship, at a time when political unrest in Spain was leading to demands for a change of regime.
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Cycle: Obsessions (zero % standard)
Curator: Montse BadiaIn these increasingly standardised times in which the mass media holds sway, our individual space of action and definition is becoming more and more limited and subject to strict codes.
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The Yellow Manifesto. Dalí, Gasch, Montanyà and anti-art
The Joan Miró Foundation and KRTU section of the Catalan government’s Department of Culture are presenting The Yellow Manifesto as part of the programme of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Salvador Dalí.
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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.
Cycle: Angle of vision: 143º
Objects in the rear view mirror are closer than they appearCurator: Montse BadiaOne of the principal features of present-day artistic proposals is that they raise more questions than they answer when it comes to the mechanisms needed to make us change, or at least question, our perception of things, our perception of the world in which we live and our perception of our own selves.
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Contents: 40 works produced since 1990 by contemporary artists in the form of installations, sculptures, videos and drawings from French public collections, particularly the Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain (FRAC).
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