Joan Miró’s exhibition in Istanbul’s Tophane-i Amire
Joan Miro’s 60 works is on display at Tophane-i Amire Arts Centre.An exhibition of 60 works by Joan Miró, considered one of the 20th century’s most important artists, is being held at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center until Jan. 19.
As stated in the show’s press release: “Throughout his long career, Miró’s go-to material had been paper. He held a certain fascination for all its variations. His creative output using paper continually emerged as productive works manifesting bold ideas. Paper, in short, became the first material for Miró’s unique personal style. “During his early experimentations, Miró used lithographs to transcend beyond the visual space into the poetic realm, and he viewed paper as a tool that expanded the boundaries of traditional art. However, he was constantly brought back to reality by the tragedies of war. During this time, he tried to overcome the doom and gloom that permeated his work through an escapist language of symbols he applied on paper.
“Miró in Istanbul” is open every day until 7 p.m.