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The Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) exists to promote awareness of the work and personality of Joan Miró and to present exhibitions of artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: an open door to the exchange of ideas and disciplines that, while always looking to the future, has both international prestige and deep roots in Catalonia.
The Fundació is located in an exceptional building designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert. It stands in the Parc de Montjuïc, enjoying magnificent views over Barcelona, and houses the world’s largest public collection of Joan Miró paintings.
After forty years of existence, the Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) is an essential point of reference for the study of Miró’s work.
Having established itself internationally as a major art institution, the Foundation also organises temporary exhibitions on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. In recent years it has put on shows devoted to Chillida, Giacometti, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Rothko… More experimental works by younger artists have their own special area in the Espai 13, a pioneer of its kind in Barcelona.
The exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain provides an insight into one of the most important poles of the Surrealist movement's complex international network. The North American photographer Lee Miller and her partner, the British artist Roland Penrose, acted as ambassadors of the Surrealist cause in London. They were also close friends with Joan Miró, who remained in permanent contact with the Surrealist scene in Britain, culminating with his monographic exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1964.
The show invites visitors to discover the activities of the Surrealist circle on British soil through the lens of one of its key members, the photographer Lee Miller. With Miller as the pivotal figure, the exhibition covers the 1930s through to the early 1950s in nine chapters that offer a wide selection of works and artists, providing an important insight into the impact of the Surrealist movement in the United Kingdom and its international outreach. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and photographs by Joan Miró, Man Ray, Paul Nash, Salvador Dalí, Eileen Agar, Max Ernst, Henry Moore, Leonora Carrington, Yves Tanguy, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, among others.
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in association with the Fundació Joan Miró. The expanded version of the exhibition presented in Barcelona is sponsored exclusively by the BBVA Foundation.
31/10/2018 — 20/01/2019