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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 elicits a conversation between Mesopotamian art and the works of modern artists, particularly during the interwar period (1920-1945). At the same time, it aims to find an answer to the reasons for the modern fascination with the findings from the ancient Near East.
Illustrated media and the dissemination of the archaeological findings from Syria and Iraq - French and British colonies at the time - were in and of themselves sources of inspiration for modern artists. The vision and works of these artists are the visible result of their interpretation of all those documents.
The exhibition reveals how the figuration of Mesopotamian art found its way into the Western artistic imagination, and how cuneiform script was highly valued, first by Western archaeology museums and then by artists. It also addresses the ongoing legacy of the infinite compositions made with cylinder seals and the influence of Mesopotamian myths such as the Tower of Babel or the Epic of Gilgamesh, so often revisited in the West. Mesopotamian works continue to give answers to questions that were raised in the first half of the twentieth century, and possibly up until today. Curated by Pedro Azara. Follow this exhibition online: #ParadigmaSumer
Until January, 21st.
UPCOMING: From 16th February 2018 to 20th may 2018
With Beehave, the Fundació Miró invites its visitors to find out about the possibilities of urban bee keeping and delve into the current debate on the importance of these insect pollinators. The project will begin with an exhibition, which will include works of a group of both local and international artists in various formats, as well as specific installations within and outside of the the museum galleries. Beehave will conclude with two publications.