The Tate Modern takes the work of Catalan painter Joan Miró on the road

The travelling exhibition will start in London in April 2011 and will carry on in Barcelona and Washington D.C. It will discover the cultural origins of the famous artist, being the greatest exhibition on Miró in the UK.


June 15, 2010 04:52 PM

Barcelona (CNA).- London’s Tate Modern and the Institute Ramon Llull, the organisation to promote Catalan culture abroad, have organised an exhibition of Catalan painter Joan Miró’s work. The exhibition will be inaugurated in the London museum in April of 2011, where it will be until the end of September. It will later go on to Barcelona and Washington, D.C. The Institute of Ramon Llull presented the news of the collaboration on Monday in Barcelona.
The travelling exhibition will stay for the summer season of 2011 in the Tate Modern, becoming the greatest exhibition ever on Joan Miró in the UK. Then, in October of 2011 it will travel to Barcelona for a period of five months and continue on to Washington, D.C. in March of 2012. A group of experts will work under the direction of the Tate Modern’s Valencian director Vincenç Todolí to make the travelling show possible.

The objective to show the work of Joan Miró is to both indentify and vindicate the cultural origin of the artist. “There are very well-known artists whose origins are not as well-known”, said Josep-Luís Carod-Rovira, Vice President of the Catalan Government and Board President at the Institute Ramon Llull. Miró is famous for his naïve style paintings and scultures, using plain and basic colours and shapes. The Catalan artist pushed abstract art into a new dimension and used different art techniques, such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, carpet-making, engraving, etc.

The exhibition is still in its initial stages and the president stated that the Joan Miró Foundation will be a sponsor. The exhibition will include Miró pieces owned by the Balearic Government. “There has never been a Miró exhibition like this in Great Britain”, said Carod-Rovira.