The Way Things Do

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Curatorial texts by Serafín Álvarez and Martina Millà


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  • Temporary exhibition
    The Way Things Do
  • Dates
    30/6 - 01/10/2017
  • Curated by
    Serafín Álvarez and Martina Millà

The Fundació Joan Miró presents The Way Things Do

The exhibition revisits the film by Fischli and Weiss titled The Way Things Go on the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary and places it in the hands of three artists born around the time it was produced, proposing an exercise around the notions of reception and perspective.

Curated by Serafín Álvarez and Martina Millà, The Way Things Do includes a screening of the original film and three new productions by four artists who provide their reinterpretations focusing on the role of the object: Cécile B. Evans, Daniel Jacoby & Yu Araki (who work in collaboration), and Serafín Álvarez.

The project suggests both a reflection on the relationships that artists born in the 1980s have with the landmarks of previous generations and about how they reconstruct them in their own productions. The exhibition, which has been organized with support from Hangar, BAR Project, Arts Council Tokyo, Jan van Eyck Academie and Pro Helvetia, will be open to the public at the Fundació Joan Miró until 1 October 2017.


The Way Things Do