[Exhibition] Joan Miró at Taipei

Exhibition: Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars
Date: 08 June 2013 - 25 September 2013
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 , Closed on Monday
Venue: National Museum of History (49 Nan Hai Road, Taipei City)
Official website: http://www.nmh.gov.tw/en-us/Home.aspx

Joan Miro embraced his identity as a Catalan freedom fighter, and from it developed an intimate visual language that sustained him all of his working life

On the death of General Franco in 1975, Joan Miro was asked what he had done to promote opposition to the dictator, who had ruled Spain for nearly 40 years. The artist answered simply: “Free and violent things.”

The first major Miro exhibition in England for nearly 50 years, which opens at Tate Modern next month, will cast light on that answer. Miro is not always thought of as a political painter, in the broad or the narrow sense. He was not a creator of manifestos, or a signer of petitions; he was not given to provocative gesture like his contemporary Salvador Dali, nor did he pursue his passions at all costs, like his sometime mentor Picasso. read more (http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2011/03/23/2003498874)

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