1st SESSION: September 2006
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN
The first session of Self-portraits Project were made between magic in the San Boter workshop at the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in September 2006 as part of its Annual Workshop Programme. This session was attended by three young artists who had received the Graphic Arts Award 2006, as well as artists from Barcelona, León, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca from various disciplines including photographers and graphic designers.
The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca was founded following the donation by Joan Miró and his family to the city of Palma, in 1980, of four studio workshops where he had worked intensely from 1956 until his death, so that they could become a stimulus for future generations of artists.
Miró expressed a desire for the spirit of creativity and transgression to live on after his death and, with Son Boter. The workshops have conserved that desire to act as a springboard for experimentation in a wide diversity of artistic fields. Year after year, in this privileged setting, young artists and other more established ones carry out pro- jects, exchange ideas and share their creative experiences. The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró has enabled numerous artists to work in its engraving, lithography, silkscreen, ceramics and photography workshops and, recently, it has opened its doors to new technologies and incorporated digital printing systems. In this way, more traditional artistic ideas and daring experimental investigation can both coexist within the same framework. The goal that has characterized all these years of constant effort, which we still pro- pose today, is a careful balance between memory and innovation: that is, a respect for traditional techniques in conjunction with an intense desire for contemporaneity.
Joan Oliver Argelés
Julio León Aguilera
Jorge Cabral Tejero
Sergio Del Río
María Eugenia López-Rodó Pons
Eva Santín Alvarez