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Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis

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Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis

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Don’t miss the exhibition ‘Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis’ at Casa de Serralves (Oporto), that presents to the public for the first time the works acquired by the Portuguese State. 

The exhibition covers a six-decade period in Joan Mirós's career - from 1924 to 1981. It focuses in particular on the transformation of pictorial languages that the Catalan artist first developed in the mid-1920s. The exhibition considers his artistic metamorphoses across the mediums of drawing, painting, collage and work in tapestry.

Miró’s visual thinking and the ways in which he negotiates between optical and tactile modes of sensation is examined in detail, as are the artist’s working processes.  

The exhibition comprises around 80 works by Joan Miró from the collection of 85 works, most of which have never previously been seen by the general public, including six of his paintings on masonite produced in 1936 and six "sobreteixims" (tapestries) of 1973. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with a lead essay by the curator.

This important exhibition is curated by Robert Lubar Messeri, a leading world expert in Miró's work. Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira will be responsible for the exhibition’s architectural design.

Start Date:
01 October 2016
End Date:
04 June 2017
Contacts
Casa de Serralves - Porto


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