June 20, 2014

Càtedra Miró (Miró Chair)

Fundació Joan Miró
© Estate of Joaquim Gomis, Fundació Joan Miró.
It comprises two main activities: the Joan Miró International Research Group and the postgraduate course Miró Studies Fundació Joan Miró – UOC.

The Joan Miró International Research Group will open new lines of study on the work of Miró and the world around him. It is formed by internationally recognised Miró academicians, with the support of New York University (NYU), through their research support programme, the NYU Global Initiative.

The International Research Group will be articulated on two levels with different degrees of participation: first, the Scientific Director, Robert Lubar, and the Executive Committee will evaluate which studies on Miró need to be developed and prioritised; second, the Scientific Committee, formed by specialist teams from the Research Group and external members, will work on the agreed contents. The subjects selected and developed by the group will be published or explored in seminars and exhibitions at the Fundació Joan Miró.

The other Càtedra activity is the online postgraduate course Miró Studies, also a product of the collaboration between the Fundació Joan Miró and the UOC. The course, beginning in 2014–15, will be run by established Miró academicians, who are members of the Research Group, and will be structured in six high-level subjects specifically created for the course.

Miró and Twentieth-Century Art
Robert Lubar will introduce the work of Joan Miró and his contribution to the development of painting and sculpture in the twentieth century.

Joan Miró: Itineraries and Geographies 
Pepa Balsach, from the Universitat de Girona, and Teresa Montaner, from the Fundació Joan Miró, will analyse the creative activity of Miró within his own physical and cultural environment.

Miró and Surrealism 
Christopher Green, from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and Rémi Labrusse, from the Université de Paris Ouest, will analyse Miró’s relation to Surrealism from a cultural, biographical and aesthetic perspective.

Artists, Poets and Writers 
Directed by Joan M. Minguet Batllori, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, this subject explores the idea that poetry played a central part in Miró’s artistic practice.

The Reception of Miró 
Fèlix Fanés, professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, will introduce with this subject the changes that took place over the years in the reception of Miró’s artistic creation from a critical point of view; the evaluation, classification and interpretation of his entire artistic career.

The Postgraduate Final Project (PFP), designed by Muriel Gómez from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, may take two possible directions: a research project in which students will work with the Fundació Joan Miró’s digital archives, or a creative project such as a virtual exhibition or a mobile phone application.



Registration opens on 18 June.

Course begins on 15 October.
Dates of the course: October 2014–July 2015
Credits: 30 ECTS
Official language: English (dissertations may be presented in Spanish)
Contact: [email protected].




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