Miró: the experience of looking, now at the MALI
Miró: the experience of looking, is an exhibition that presents valuable pieces of the collection of the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, and which arrives in Perú after the great success achieved in 2017 at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires.
Joan Miró, who since the 1920s remained at the center of the evolution of modern art linked to the avant-garde Parisian circles, began a process of introspection towards the middle of the 50s, where he reached the maximum simplification of his universe. In 1956, after a period of certain pictorial inactivity, dedicated to engraving and ceramics, he settled in the workshop house of Palma de Mallorca -designed by his friend the architect Josep Lluís Sert- where he carried out a fruitful review of the entire work previous and that today represents his final and final work.
The show is of prime importance for Lima, according to Natalia Majluf, director of the Lima Art Museum: "never before has it been possible to see in Peru such a complete exhibition of one of the fundamental artists of the 20th century". He also states that "Miró's late work not only reviews the work that linked him to surrealism in the first half of the century, but also updates the assumptions of his painting under the impulse of the great changes in postwar art: gesturalism, action painting and the exploration of large formats. "
This great international exhibition will allow the Peruvian public to get close to Miró's large-format work for the first time; In particular, the paintings, sculptures and drawings he made in the last twenty years of his life, between 1963 and 1981. There are fifty pieces that show the artist in his maximum capacity for expression and in full control of his artistic means.
In the words of the curators of the exhibition, Carmen Fernández and Belén Galán: "Miró's production starts from a casual or fortuitous motive, which can be a stain, a drop, a trace, a found object or an element of nature, recreating, through this impulse, a frequent theme in his work: the representation of nature and the human figure. The artist surpasses reality as a reference to convert it into matter and sign, and constructs an essential symbolic language that he uses in the resolution of plastic problems. "