Miró’s sculptural world, retraced in Santander
A new exhibit brings together an extensive collection, some never before seen, open until early September
It’s hard to go anywhere in Barcelona without seeing a reminder of famed Catalan artist Joan Miró: from a mural decorating the T2 airport terminal, to statues throughout the city and on the beach. And, starting March 20 until September 2, his work can also be explored in the city of Santander in a new exhibition.
Hosted at the Centro Botín in the centre-north Cantabrian capital, the exhibit is called ‘Joan Miró: Sculptures 1928-1982,’ put up with the collaboration of Catalonia’s Obra Social ‘La Caixa.’ Here, visitors can enjoy a collection of the artist’s sculptures, along with drawings, sketches, photographs of the artist, and videos that showed his creative process. Many of these have never been seen before, and were collected and restored for this exact exhibition.
Everyday objects become art
The exhibition is spread out in five spaces, and touch on Miró’s ability to transform everyday objects into works of art. The works collected start in 1928, up to the very last piece from 1982, just a year before the artist passed away. They represent all the materials Miró worked with: metal, bronze, wood, paint, fiberglass, polyurethane and synthetic resin. The exhibition will also include a publication edited especially for the event, showcasing with the artist’s creative process.