Miró Gaudí Gomis. The Magical Meaning of Art

  • Venue
    Can Mario, Fundació Vila Casas Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Palafrugell
  • Dates
    24/07/2021 - 28/11/2021
  • With the collaboration of
    Fundació Vila Casas

The exhibition Miró, Gaudí, Gomis: The Magical Meaning of Art, co-organised with Fundació Joan Miró based on its collection, and curated by Teresa Montaner and Ester Ramos, highlights the creative affinities between Joan Miró and Antoni Gaudí, as well as the artist’s admiration for the architect through the photographs by Joaquim Gomis, first president of the Miró institution and a major promoter of Gaudí’s work. The exhibition presents a selection of sculptures, ceramics and drawings by Joan Miró that enter into conversation with the photographs that Gomis took of Gaudí’s architecture, as well as an important series of etchings that, with the titles Sèrie Gaudí, Enrajolats and Gran rodona, Miró made in 1979 as a tribute to the architect.

This is a project that connects two of the most universally recognised personalities that Catalan culture has ever offered, and does so hand in hand with photographer Joaquim Gomis, who through his images knew how to capture Gaudí’s pioneering nature, and proposed a new interpretive reading of Miró’s work that relates him to nature and traditional art while highlighting the great coincidences that exist between the artist and the architect. The photobooks Gomis published in the 1950s in collaboration with Joan Prats, art promoter and key figure in the development of the Fundació Joan Miró, collected these images and displayed them following a specific rhythmic sequence.