The exhibition explores the impact of the DIY approach on contemporary art
In the 1960s a new approach to the production of art emerged that went on to make an impact on artists all around the world. This do-it-yourself or DIY approach offered artists control over their own work, representing a bid to recover self-organization that had clear political and anti- cultural establishment connotations.
Self-organization is a new temporary exhibition at Fundació Joan Miró, curated by the Catalan artist Antonio Ortega, which offers an insight into the influence that this approach to artistic production has had over the last 50 years, as well as reviewing the current reality of the DIY approach at a time when the economic and institutional crisis and the drop in productions costs appear to have revived interest in independent artistic creation. Among the artists with work on display are pioneers in the method like Dutch artist Henk Peeters, Catalonia’s Joan Hernández Pijuan, Michelangelo Pistoletto from Italy, the Basque artists Esther Ferrer and Sílvia Gubern from Barcelona, as well as later creators who incorporated the approach like the Czech Jiri Kovanda, Italy’s Cesare Pietroiusti and French artist François Curlet.
From 25 February, the foundation offer commented tours of the exhibition every Saturday morning. The price is included in the cost of admission.
Additional information is available from the Fundació Miró website.
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