November 24, 2014 - Sakıp Sabancı Museum - Joan Miró
November 24, 2014

Joan Miró

Sakip Sabanci Museum, 2014.

Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars
Until February 1, 2015

Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Emirgan Mh.
Sakıp Sabancı Cd No:42
34467 Istanbul
Turkey
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10–18h,
Wednesday and Friday 10–20h

www.sakipsabancimuzesi.org

S. U. Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Istanbul, Turkey is currently hosting a major exhibition by the Barcelona-born Catalan artist Joan Miró. The exhibition, made possible with the sponsorship of Sabancı Holding and organized in collaboration with the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, as well as the family collection in Mallorca, is open to the public until February 1, 2015.

The exhibition titled Joan Miró. Women, Birds, Stars focuses on woman, bird and star themes of the Miró, who was heavily inspired by his observations on the Mediterranean geography and people throughout his career. The exhibition provides the opportunity for viewers to understand the symbolic language of the artist through a rich selection of artworks in different mediums such as oil painting, sculpture, lithography and ceramics, focusing extensively on Miró’s mature years. In this way, the exhibition presents art enthusiasts with the rare chance to witness the various interpretations of the energy the artist drew from the Mediterranean culture for 40 years.

The exhibition showcases a spectacular selection of 125 works and personal items belonging to Joan Miró from the family collection. The vast selection is open to view alongside certain assemblage artworks, presented with all of their preparatory stages. Sakıp Sabancı Museum is proud to announce that the aforementioned features of assemblage sculptures, some paintings and ceramic works have been made available to the public for the first time in the world. The exhibition also boasts guided tours, film screenings and an exhibition book that stands as the definitive celebration of the artist’s innovative, multi-faceted world filled with mystery, wonder and poetry.

Dr. Nazan Ölçer, Director of SSM, provided information about the exhibition, saying “The exhibition aims to bring together art enthusiasts with Miró’s point of view in life and in art, as well as what differentiates his body of work.”

The exhibition is shown until February 1, 2015 and admission to the museum is free of charge on Wednesdays.

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