Photo by Ralph Herrmanns. MNAC, 1972. Personal archive of Rosa Maria Subirana Torrent
From Miró Year (1968) to the Donation Inventory
Conversation between Rosa Maria Subirana Torrent and Lola Lasurt
Moderator: Ángel Calvo Ulloa
As part of the exhibition Children’s Game, Lola Lasurt will be in conversation with Rosa Maria Subirana Torrent, curator of the Museums of the City of Barcelona during the final years of the dictatorship and first-hand witness to the beginning of institutional management of contemporary art in the country.
Under the instruction of the Barcelona City Council, Subirana meticulously inventoried the holdings of the first collections of contemporary art donated to the city and coordinated Miró Year, which included the organisation of the retrospective exhibition on the grounds of the former Hospital de la Santa Creu in 1968, as well as other activities, such as the placement of a plaque in the Passatge del Crèdit (where Miró was born in 1893) and the Joan Miró Prize for children.
Miró donated part of the works presented in the exhibition to the city; they were then moved to the MNAC to be inventoried and to form the future collection of the Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporani (CEAC), the building designed by Josep Lluís Sert which opened on Montjuïc in 1975.
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2020 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Includes a guided tour to the Children’s Game exhibition from 7.00 to 7.30 p.m.
Watch the conversation here (v.o. catalan)