The Parisian season of big names and big exhibitions continues with a huge retrospective at the Grand Palais (the first major one in Paris for almost 45 years) of the work of Miró, with 150 exceptional pieces brought together.
Few artists have seen the influence spread over an entire century like Joan Miró. Despite using different disciplines – fauvism, cubism, surrealism – his style is immediatley recognisable, creating a wave in inspiration which has touched many artists.
Miró renewed his dream-like world endlessly, without ever falling into the completely abstract or figurative. Through his art he fought the rise of fascism in the 1930s, then turned to other forms of expressions, such as ceramics and sculpture.
With sixteen themed rooms, the exhibition shows the diversity and power in his work.
Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of event going on around the exhibition:
– on 10th October at 6.30pm, there’s a conference entitled Miró, la couleur de ses rêves given by a friend of Miró
– more conferences / talks on Wednesdays 7th Novembrer 5th December & 19th December
– on 6th October, the exhibition is free between 8pm and 1am (last entrance at midnight) for the White Night event
– on 24th October starting 7pm there’s a performance by artist Philippe Dupuy
– on 16th December at 3pm and 4.15pm, there’s a modern dance show for all the family, by Yan Giraldou
– on 19th January at 6.30pm there’s a workshop / reading night based around the Words and paintings of Miró
– plus, films every Friday lunchtime, and showings of the new documentary created for the exhibition – Joan Miró, le feu intérieur – which is also being shown on TV channel Arte on the 14th October at 5.25pm and is available to download for 2,50€ or to buy on DVD for 15€.
And as always, there are guided visits (some in sign language, others for the deaf or hard of hearing), an audioguide (2.29€) available in English and a catalogue of the exhibition which has just been published (304 pages, 300 illustrations, 45€ here at amazon.fr)!
The Miró retrospective is at the Grand Palais (here) from 3rd October 2018 – 4th February 2019
Opening hours are a little complicated: During the school holidays (20th October – 3rd November 2018, and 22nd December 2018 – 5th January 2019) the exhibition is open every day except Tuesdays from 10am-10pm
Outside of those dates, it’s Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am-8pm, and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-10pm.
Oh, and they also close early (6.30pm) on 24th & 31st Decemb
Admission: 14 € / 10€