- Photography in the Foyer
Bimbo. Photographs by Nora Baylach
20/09/2022 - 05/01/2023
The Fundació Joan Miró presents the photographic exhibition Bimbo, by Nora Baylach
In the photography venue in the Foyer, Baylach’s pictures accompany the exhibition Paul Klee and the Secrets of Nature, which can be seen in the temporary rooms at the museum from 21 October onwards. The exhibition takes as its starting point the passion for cats shared by the dancer and photographer from Granollers and the German-Swiss artist. The title of the exhibition is a reference to Bimbo, one of the several cats Paul Klee (1879-1940) had as pets in his lifetime, and which he photographed with genuine devotion. This fascination is connected to Klee’s admiration for felines as animals that do not suffer from the same gravitational limitations as humans. Likewise, a dancer’s body can achieve some of the cat’s qualities in terms of movement that are beyond most people. In fact, Bimbo belonged to Karla Grosch, a dancer and Bauhaus teacher who lived with the Klee family in Dessau. Grosch tragically died in 1933 and the Klees took in their friend’s cat.
Nora Baylach (Granollers, 1994) has studied Klee’s cat photos and taken them as inspiration for a street photo session in Barcelona, devoted to a single cat: an anonymous animal with white fur, like Bimbo, and with different-coloured eyes.