Activities around "Miró Místic"

After developing a critical investigation of the history of art through the work of the museum collection, Es Baluard proposes a series of activities around the case study begun this year: “Miró Místic”, a new approach to the work by Joan Miró, which was presented at the Observatori under the title “Vectors and case studies of the collection” from June 23 to October 1, 2017.

The activities are as follows:

  • Dialogue on the works of Joan Miró in the collection of Es Baluard, between Joan Punyet, grandson of the artist and Marisa Delgado, therapist. January 9th at 7:00 p.m. Room 0. Free activity.
  • Conversation between professors Pilar Bonet (Universitat de Barcelona) and Pepa Balsach (University of Girona) on the work of Joan Miró and the artist as medium. January 25th at 7:00 p.m. Auditori. Free activity.

Miró Místic Manifesto

– Because of the dreams and hallucinations in which altered states of conscience lead to parallel realities. Because of those images he saw on the wall in periods of extreme poverty, the etheric travels through painting, the capacity to extract the essence, from that non-place, and reveal to us messages that changed the way we see the world and art.

– Because of the individual and collective subconscious and the ambiguity of symbols: Carl G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, André Masson, André Breton and the force of surrealism within him.

– Because of the gesture as a shamanic act of creation, which had already been practised ancestrally and in the pictorial actions of famous and unknown artists like the medium artists to Marcel Duchamp – who made automatism famous in New York. Because of the transcendence of adopting it silently and efficiently, painting inwards.

– Because of his relationship with religions, the workshop if the land of the indigenous peoples, Spanish mystics, the Tibetan void, dark sound and the weightlessness of zen, Sufism, Akash and the traces of women, moons and goddesses.

– Because of the light and colour with which he depicted beings between the earth and the sky.

– Because of the alchemy of materials, the metamorphosis of objects and their gravitation, the colour of dreams, the use of ascensional codes and expanded nights.

– Because of the heavenly bodies, the constellations, the assertion of the human soul diluted in its immensity and the splitting of time.

– For writing to a friend, expressing himself thus: “I believe in obscure forces”. *



* “I Believe in obscure forces” en Rowell, M. (ed.). Selected Writings and Interviews. Nueva YorK: Da Capo Press, 1992. p.275.

9th January 2018 → 25th January 2018