Event | Discussion

Online Event | Round Table: Joan Miró, Modern Art, and the Legacies of (Art) Historical Archives

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 2:00pm (EST)
This event was in Spanish and English with captioned translations.

The curators of the exhibition Miró-ADLAN: An Archive of Modernity (1932-1936) were joined by Anne Umland (MoMA) and Marko Daniel (Fundació Joan Miró) for an hour-long conversation about the position of Joan Miró within the history of modern art, his role in promoting new art in Barcelona and New York, the spaces in which his work was exhibited during the decade of the 1930s, and the importance of archives (personal and institutional) in mapping the relations between artists and the local contexts in which they produced and exhibited their work.


Marko Daniel (Director, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona)

Anne Umland (The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting & Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Muriel Gómez Pradas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Jordana Mendelson (New York University)

photo by @tonbonet.m

Joan M. Minguet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Miró-ADLAN: An Archive of Modernity (1932-1936) reconstructs the leading role that ADLAN (Amics de l’Art Nou [Friends of New Art]) played in introducing cultural modernity to Barcelona in the 1930s. The exhibition highlights the essential connections of this group of artists and intellectuals with Joan Miró. Included in the exhibition are documents and materials from the extensive ADLAN archive, held in several public and private venues, primarily in the COAC (Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya [Architects’ Association of Catalonia]) and the Fundació Joan Miró. Miró-ADLAN reveals the fundamental role that Adelita Lobo (ADLAN’s secretary and treasurer) played in documenting and conserving ADLAN’s records. The exhibition also includes a selection of works from the five shows that Miró held in Barcelona, which were shared at the invite-only events before traveling to Paris, New York and Zurich. The exhibition was curated by Muriel Gómez Pradas, Jordana Mendelson and Joan M. Minguet, with curatorial assistance from Dolors Rodíguez Roig.

The exhibition is on display at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona from March 12, 2021 to July 4, 2021.

For more information visit https://www.fmirobcn.org/en/exhibitions/5769/miro-adlan-an-archive-of-modernity-1932-1936/actual