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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.
15/06/2018 — 30/09/2018
The exhibition featuring French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, the winner of the latest edition of the Joan Miró Prize, is an introduction to his output from the past few years. Selected especially by the artist, these pieces revolve around the notion of repair, one of his main areas of interest.
For Kader Attia, the West deals with repair by trying to erase all physical evidence, whereas in other cultures the marks left by traumatic events are accepted or even given a visual treatment that highlights them. Kader Attia develops his work from the areas of friction between cultures that have suffered unequal relationships and that reveal the disparity in the ways of facing the pain of the past. For the artist, covering up the traces of tragic episodes from a shared past does not help to heal the deepest wounds. The title of the exhibition is inspired by an excerpt from All the Pretty Horses, the novel by Cormac McCarthy published in 1992.
The Joan Miró Prize is awarded every two years by the Fundació Joan Miró and Obra Social "la Caixa", in recognition of present-day work by artists who show the same spirit of exploration, innovation, commitment and freedom that characterised Joan Miró's life and work.