In celebration of the major museum exhibition Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937, which will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art from November 2, 2008 through January 12, 2009, the Catalan Center at New York University will host A Conversation with Joan Punyet Miró. This special event takes place on Thursday, October 30, at 7 p.m., at NYUs King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. It is free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.8255.
Joan Punyet Miró, the artists grandson, executor, and coauthor of the recent catalogue raisonné of Miró and Josep Lloren Artigas works in ceramics, will discuss Mirós work and the upcoming exhibition with Anne Umland, curator of the upcoming exhibition at MoMA. Punyet Miró will also offer personal insights into the life of Surrealisms greatest and most lyrical painter-poet. The dialogue will be moderated by Edward J. Sullivan, dean of humanities in the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science.
Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937 is the first major museum exhibition to investigate Mirós notorious claim that he wanted to assassinate painting. By assembling in unprecedented depth the interrelated series of paintings, collages, objects, and drawings Miró created over the course of a single, transformative decade, the exhibition reveals Mirós struggle not simply to negate painting, but to reinvent and reinvigorate his own art.
The event is organized by the Catalan Center, an affiliate of the Institut Ramon Llull, and MoMA, with the support of the King Juan Carlos Center.