The Fundació Joan Miró presents the exhibition Hot Iron by Adrià Julià which will come to Tabakalera in the autumn
Tabakalera has collaborated in the production of one of the audiovisual pieces in the show that is inaugurated in Barcelona this afternoon.
The exhibition, curated by Jordi Antas, will be presented in one of the exhibition halls of Tabakalera from 27 October to 4 February 2018.
The work of Adrià Julià (Barcelona, 1974) addresses memory, resistance, movement and decay by looking at the interdependence between people and their environment. Interested particularly in the language of film, Julià immerses himself in exhaustive research processes starting with documentary materials in which he observes the potential to connect present, past and future. Based on this analytical and methodical work of retrieval and recovery, the artist generates an expanded account, often recorded in audiovisual format, in which reality and fiction reinforce each other.
The starting point of the project is a photographic archive of the artist’s grandfather, who catalogued approximately 3,000 of Catalonia’s 6,000 Romanesque churches. The exhibition proposes a re-reading of this photographic collection and also presents an audiovisual piece co-produced with Tabakalera, International Centre for Contemporary Culture, with the support of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and the Hotel Alegria Fenals Mar, settings for the film.
Photo: Pere Pratdesaba © Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.