Joaquim Gomis: Joan Miró’s studio in Palma
© Hereus de Joaquim Gomis. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
The Miró Chair is a joint initiative between the Fundació Joan Miró and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Its principal aims are to research the life and work of Joan Miró, transfer knowledge resulting from this research, and provide teaching about Miró and twentieth-century art.
The Chair organises the Joan Miró International Research Group, consisting of renowned Miró experts from around the world and aiming to fill the existing gap in research about the artist. Since 2013, this group has been directed by Dr. Robert Lubar Messeri, director of New York University in Madrid. It is formed by various specialists who propose and advise on the Miró studies to pursue, evaluating which of these are worthy of study in depth.
The following persons are members of the Joan Miró International Research Group: Marko Daniel, director of the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Rémi Labrusse, Université Paris-Nanterre; Christopher Green, Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Jordana Mendelson, New York University, New York; Joan Punyet Miró, grandson of Joan Miró; Pepa Balsach, Universitat de Girona; Fèlix Fanés, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Joan M. Minguet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Rosa Maria Malet, Teresa Montaner and Sònia Villegas, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; and Muriel Gómez, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
The research conducted by the Chair, for which the point of departure is the Fundació Joan Miró Archive, is reflected in exhibitions and symposia, which alternate on a biannual basis. The fruits of this research are captured in the series of publications Miró Documents.
Éluard, Cramer, Miró - «À toute épreuve», more than a book exhibition room, 2017, Miró Documents
The third area of involvement of the Miró Chair concerns teaching: the UOC Master’s Degree in Humanities: Contemporary Art, Literature and Culture offers two courses on Miró’s work within the context of Catalan and international culture. In addition, the programme encourages the line of research concerning ’Miró and Twentieth-Century Art’ for the final papers written for the Master’s Degree.