Andipa Gallery is delighted to announce a selling exhibition of unique works and rare graphics by Joan Miro.
Taking place from 7 April to 7 May 2011 the show coincides with the first major London retrospective of Miro’s work for almost 50 years, The Ladder of Escape at the Tate Modern, and will offer a rare opportunity to acquire some of the finest original works by this master of 20th Century art.
The exhibition will show rare works on paper, including some of Miro’s 1965 Le Courtisan Grotesque series. Works described as displaying “the most genuine Miro, the one of the astral signs (and) symbolic objects… who uses his own mature language, without hesitations.” Daniel Giralt-Miracle (art critic and historian).
Miro’s most iconic and admired engravings, lithography and etchings will also be on display. Pieces will include the original lithograph Montroig 2, named after the Catalan village to which Miro felt a deep connection, returning to throughout his life, and which inspired some of his most seminal works. These highly sought after brightly coloured pieces make up an integral part of the artist’s oeuvre and demonstrate Miro’s expert use of carborundum to produce richly textural pieces that reflect the original qualities of painting.
Miro was among the most prominent of modern artists, developing a unique Surrealist language that expressed freedom and energy through its fantastical imagery, vibrant use of colour and free use of paint, often splattered across his canvases creating an explosive effect. The more political side to Miro’s work reflects the turbulent times of the Spanish Civil War and repression under the Franco regime. His works express and react to conflict, protest and political upheaval. In our current instable and uncertain times, perhaps this more restless and anxious aspect of Miro’s practice is at its most resonant.
The Art Conference (TAC)is a two-day arts festival exploring the intersection and evolution of technology, art and culture, bringing together global visionaries and creating a platform to discuss, connect and engage with contemporary art from a fresh perspective. TAC is bringing together a programme of international keynote speakers from the worlds of technology, art and culture.
TAC is founded by contemporary art curator Tina Ziegler in partnership with The IWSC Group. Bermondsey’s The Ugly Duck, a three – storey 19th century warehouse, will be filled with film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions and digital art installations.
What to expect at TAC
TAC #01 will debate and deconstruct change on the subjects of social engagement through street art and how technology can enrich our experience with art and culture. Our inaugural conference explores the evolution of street art with a curated weekend of keynote presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities for those with an interest in the future of this global movement.
• Explore the evolution of Street Art, via a program of keynote presentations debating the social, political and environmental change that the medium is creating in ever-more powerful ways.
• Learn about technology’s influence on Street Art in the creation of rapidly-expanding global communities and the emotional energy covering urban landscapes worldwide.
• Meet representatives from across the art world during regular breaks, while enjoying international cuisine and a drink at the bar.
• Have an early chance to invest in astonishing new art initiatives and artworks on exhibition during the event.
TAC #01 spans all three floors of Ugly Duck, a contrarily stunning 19th century warehouse located on Bermondsey’s Tanner Street.
The exhibition hall will be transformed into a maze of mini – solo exhibitions, virtual reality experiences and digital art installations from both local and international artists.
Visitors will also be treated to food and drink from local chefs in the outdoor food court, while networking breakfasts and afternoon teas will be provided by Unity Kitc hen, a social enterprise that helps to create jobs and apprenticeships for people with disabilities.
Installations, illustrated, digital art and more
World renowned light artist and poet Robert Montgomery displays his much – loved light installations.
Colin McMaster shows a collection of original acrylic and hand – cut wood paintings while artist Jordan Seiler exhibits his Public Ad Campaign work where visitors can test how the artworks transform when viewed through an iPhone.
Jose Monte mayor presents Virtual Awakening, an immersive, life – after – death virtual reality experience.
Ziegler hopes that pairing the works of local creators along side internationally – acclaimed visionaries will allow the conference to evoke achievable aspiration in attendees. She comments
I have always wanted to encourage dialogue, critical reflection and interaction with arts and technology, striving to bring people together to connect with the arts and help break down the boundaries people often find when engaging with art.
15 international speakers
TAC will offer a series of curated, thoughtful and interconnecting presentations by representatives from the wider art world – curators, artis ts, collectors and art administrators. My aim is that TAC will allow the worlds of art and technology to meet and inspire each other.
The conference will present a curated selection of more than 15 international keynote speakers – see the TAC website for further details. Each of the speakers share their unique stories and experiences and offer practical insights in to the art and creative industries.
“Bullets Straight from the Heart” will comprises a series of heart-shaped works with bullets sandwiched between two sheets of perspex, their tip piercing through the front sheet, spell out words and phrases such as LOVE, HATE, KISS ME. These dictums or mandates readily reveal themselves when the viewer stands immediately in front of an individual piece. Direct exchange ensues — the back perspex is mirrored and reflects back to us our own image, the bullets targeting head or chest depending on our individual height. Until this point, when viewed at an angle, the bullets appear like batteries of missiles ready to launch.
‘Love Hearts’ — the tablet-shaped fruit-flavoured sweets, that feature prominently in the artist’s childhood memories, come together in Bullets Straight from the Heart, with another potent childhood memory: playing with guns. The snappy love-related messages of 1970s pastel-coloured confectionary are rehashed and perforated in the juxtaposition of these two referents.
Interaction continues also at the point of sale, with the smaller works in the show flat-packed in pizza boxes ready for self-assembly.
What – AK47 “Bullets Straight from the Heart” solo show When – The exhibition opens to the public daily on Thursday 7th November and runs until 19th November 2013 from 12 noon – 7 pm FREE ENTRY. Where – THE MAURICE EINHARDT NEU GALLERY | 30a Redchurch Street | London E2 7DP