Joan Miró and the Nativity Figures
23.11.2017 - 7.1.2018
The Fundació Joan Miró presents Joan Miró and the Nativity Figures, an installation by Josep Mañà reflecting the admiration that Joan Miró had for this popular art iconography.
For the 2017 Christmas installation, Mañà has recreated a traditional Nativity scene reproducing a wide range of landscapes in the Foyer of the Foundation, in homage to Miró’s close relationship with nature and the land. The installation Joan Miró and the Nativity Figures shows and contextualises one of the most characteristic iconographic representations of the Christmas costumes and traditions of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. It is a mise-en-scène that throws light on Miró’s admiration for a kind of imagery that belonged to the repertoire of popular art objects that he had been collecting, and which had inspired many of his works. Mañà’s Nativity scene reproduces a wide range of scenarios and landscapes in the Foyer of the Foundation, in homage to Miro’s close relationship with nature and the land. From 23 November 2017 to 8 January 2018, the installation will be accompanied by a new photographic selection from the Joaquim Gomis Fonds that aims to highlight the great affection Miró felt for the artistic expressions of popular culture.