Before the Horizon

From the 24th of October to the 16th of February the Fundació Miró will host an anachronistic, transversal exhibition dealing with the artistic concept of horizon

The horizon as a recurring theme and continuing artistic challenge is the concept which interfuses the artistic pieces comprising the exhibition Before the horizon, which includes painted and photographed horizons as well as the occasional excursion into sculpture, installation and land art.

The exhibition, which can be seen in the Fundación Miró until February, 2014, is inspired by Georges Didi-Huberman’s book Devant le temps in which he examines the concept of anachronism as one of art’s historical taboos.  This premise serves as the basis for the exhibition of horizons, a dialectic that brings together pieces from a wide range of artistic disciplines and periods.

An introductory space dedicated to Joan Miró gives way to an extensive European section divided into rooms appertaining to the Nordic horizon, the French horizon, seascapes and the contrast between the expressionist and Japanese horizons, culminating in a chapel dedicated to the concept of the horizon itself.

The second section focusses on the representation of the horizon in 20th century North American art and in the post-colonial era. 

The epilogue then returns to the initial theory, questioning the theoretical scope and ultimate condition of the concept of the horizon within the context of the history of art.

The exhibited is curated by Martina Millà, Head of Programmes and Projects at the Fundació Joan Miró and visitors may participate in the anachronistic horizon dialog via twitter, #davantlhoritzo.

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Publication date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013
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