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Joan Miró.

Women, Birds, Stars

Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), hosts a comprehensive exhibition consisting of the Catalan artist and sculptor Joan Miró, born in Barcelona. This exhibition, titled ‘Joan Miró. Women, Birds and Stars’ focuses on the maturity period of the groundbreaking and multi-faceted artist. The exhibition, made possible with the sponsorship of Sabancı Holding and organized in collaboration with the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, as well as the family collection in Mallorca, will be open to the public between the dates of September 23, 2014 – February 1, 2015. The exhibition focuses on woman, bird and star themes of Miró, who was heavily inspired by his observations on the Mediterranean geography and people throughout his career. The exhibition will provide the opportunity for viewers to understand the symbolic language of the artist through a rich selection of artworks in different mediums such as oil on canvas, sculpture, lithography and ceramics.

23 September 2014 - 1 February 2015

Joan Punyet Miró : “The spirit of matter”

For a better understanding of the upcoming extensive exhibition showcasing Miró’s works and to unravel the mysteries of Miró’s art, Sakıp Sabancı Museum is proud to invite all art enthusiasts to the exciting and thought-provoking speech delivered by Joan Punyet Miró himself.

From the very beginning of his life, Miró felt attracted to the unexplored pathways emerging from raw matter, unpolished surfaces, rough materials, Objet-trouvé and Duchampian readymades were used by Miró to create, jointly with the powerful and suggestive world of dreams, a very rich and unique vocabulary.

In Joan Punyet Miró’s own words: “My grandfather's world is rich and complex. As the French Poet Raymond Queneau said: ‘Miró's alphabet is similar to the chinese pichtograms... There has to be an initiation to understand it.’ My goal is to share my knowledge on his Art, as well as to share some personal anecdotes of the Man that I knew during the last fifteen years of his life.”

Attendance to the event is free of charge.

23 September 2014, Tuesday | 11:00
Sakıp Sabancı Museum - Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi No: 42 Emirgan, İSTANBUL Phone: 0212 27722 Fax: 0212 2294914