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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 Fundació Joan Miró is renewing its collection of Miró’s works. As of 9 April, the collection will be enhanced by the arrival of a series of paintings from private collections, and it will return to the rooms that the architect Josep Lluís Sert and Joan Miró designed to house the artist’s works.
This new presentation, which introduces some significant innovations and reinstates key works from the collection of the Foundation, offers an overview of all the stages of Miró’s artistic career. Through the strong connection that the artist forged with his origins, visitors will discover the universal nature of his work.
The new approach to the collection marks the 40th anniversary of the Fundació Joan Miró and underlines its uniqueness as a Mediterranean space in which art, architecture and the landscape are intertwined.
An art show to discover the twentieth-century avant-garde movements up to the beginning of conceptual art, told from the angle of what appears to be a minor anecdote: the game of chess. Taking Marcel Duchamp's life as our time frame, the exhibition explores the hypothesis that chess was a backdrop to the historical avant-gardes in several senses. By revealing the ongoing presence of chess throughout a variety of different currents, we are able to observe the shift from the pleasure of play to the analysis of language. It is the path that leads from the Fauvist figuration of the 1910s to the symbolic tradition of Surrealism and finally, to its culmination in art as idea in Conceptual Art, by way of the leading artists of the modern era.