2019 programme of exhibitions and activities

The Fundació Joan Miró presents its programme of exhibitions and activities for 2019

The 2019 programme focuses on the relationship between art and its presentation in museums through a range of formats that link projects, exhibitions and activities in a fluid way. The various proposals underline the notions of process and dialogue as direct and alternative ways of making and experiencing art.

From March to May 2019, the Fundació Joan Miró will share with the public the restoration work on the Tapestry. This is an exceptional project carried out by the team of the Foundation in collaboration with Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona and in accordance with one of Miró’s wishes: to exhibit the work temporarily in such a way that visitors can view it from both sides, thus experiencing its material dimension. The Archive of the Fundació Joan Miró, with its unique collection of works on paper, will be on show during the summer months as part of a project in which the artist Antoni Llena dialogues with Miró’s work. In the galleries dedicated to the Collection, Llena will present a large mural constellation of drawings by Miró from different periods.

Drawing as a working process, but also as a way of thinking and feeling the world, will be at the centre of the exhibition of the architect Lina Bo Bardi, presented at the Foundation in February in collaboration with the Fundación Banco Sabadell. The curator Zeuler Rocha Lima will present a selection of drawings inviting the viewer to discover the importance of drawing in the materialisation of Bo Bardi’s creative process. The idea of dialogue is also behind other 2019 projects, such as the exhibition Joan Miró. Gaudí Series, which will be held in the galleries for temporary exhibitions in the summer. The show demonstrates Miró’s admiration for the modernista architect and includes a significant series of etchings made in the 1970s in homage to Gaudí, a series of sculptures in bronze and Joaquim Gomis’s photographs of Gaudí’s architecture.

The exchanges and cross-influences between the visual arts and music in the twentieth century are at the centre of the autumn exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró, sponsored exclusively by Fundación BBVA. Curated by Arnau Horta, Sound Lines examines the traces of sound in the visual arts, from its first manifestations to the consolidation of sound art.

In the audiovisual field, the video-artist Thao Nguyen Phan, winner of the first edition of the Han Nefkens Foundation-LOOP Barcelona Video Art Award, will present in the autumn the piece she has produced as a result of the award. The Foundation’s commitment to emerging art and production continues with a new cycle at Espai 13, sponsored by Fundación Banco Sabadell. Curated by Marc Navarro, this new cycle will explore Espai 13’s own genealogy, with the aim of deactivating the automatisms and generating a direct dialogue with art.

The Foundation continues its worldwide promotion of Miró’s work with Miró’s Universe, an exhibition that will tour to the main Spanish Embassies in Europe throughout 2019, in collaboration with Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Abertis.

This year, the Foundation will run a programme of activities related to its Collection and temporary exhibitions, in order to offer a relevant experience and a lively approach to art. The programme includes long-running and one-off projects for the educational community, families, local and general public.