MIRALLES. PHOTOS & COLLAGES
15.04 > 30.06
ARTS SANTA MÒNICA
At the Center d’Arts Santa Mònica is exhibited MIRALLES. Photos & Collages. On this occasion, the legacy of Enric Miralles is shown, mediating between his photographic eye and the creation of his collages, personal work, and poetics in his creative process, whether to explore projects as well as to document interesting moments of travel or life.
Photographs of family and professional trips and photomontages are just a part of the architect’s private archive that can be seen in an unpublished way in this exhibition. Enric Miralles used this format systematically for different purposes, fragmenting, reconstructing, and re-deconstructing reality.
Inspired by David Hockney (Enric defined his photomontages as “Hockney photos”) and also by Gordon Matta Clark or by surrealist artists, these photomontages want to experiment with the simultaneity of perception. As Miralles himself explains, these productions try to make one forget the tradition of perspective and his way of representing and thinking about the physical reality of things. Escaping to the only point of view and they introduce a certain deconstruction, almost like simultaneous sketches with multiple visions of the same moment.
The exhibition MIRALLES. Photos & Collages is part of the MIRALLES events, promoted by the Enric Miralles Foundation with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya through their Departments of Presidency, Culture and Territory and Sustainability, in collaboration with l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura (ETSAB), the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) and the architecture studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, in order to honor the figure of the Catalan architect Enric Miralles in his many facets as creator, and whose death was 20 years old in 2020.
Curators of the MIRALLES events: Benedetta Tagliabue (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT) and Joan Roig i Duran (Batlle i Roig)
Exhibition curator: Salvador Gilabert Sanz
Organization and management: Fundació Enric Miralles
Exhibition design: Unpublished project by Enric Miralles, adapted by Salvador Gilabert Sanz and the Miralles Tagliabue EMBT studio
Design coordination: Beatriz Mínguez De Molina
Graphic design: Sara Manfredini Taube (Ascoli 1908), Marta Llinàs
With the support of: Barcelona City Council, and Generalitat de Catalunya
In collaboration with: Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica
Sponsored by: 380-750 Omnia quaesunt lumina sunt
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