Shared Studios. Three Case Studies
By Charlotte Stace
Fundació Joan Miró welcomes its new exhibition, Shared Studios. Three Case Studies. It presents the work, production, and learning dynamics that arise in shared studio spaces among artists in the local art scene.
In 1921, Joan Miró moved into Rue Blomet in Paris to share a studio with the sculptor Pau Gargallo. His stay there led Miró to discover the cultural scene and strike up new friendships with a circle of artists and poets. Today, in Barcelona, the high prices for studio spaces has driven many artists to work in art factories or to share studios in industrial venues, often far from the city centre.
This exhibition will cover three case studies to illustrate the impact of working in a shared environment. In each one of the cases, two artists work in the same space: Enric Farrés Duran and Xavier Ristol in Sala 17, Tirso Orive Liarte and Aldo Urbano in Hangar, and Idoia Montón and Sinéad Spelman in Halfhouse.