The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Joan Miró — The Poetry of Everyday Life


Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust 
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona 

As one of the most renowned Spanish artists of the 20th century, Joan Miró’s love for all kinds of everyday objects and their intrinsic poetic qualities is apparent throughout his long and fruitful career. Linking art to life was one of his greatest aspirations, which was realised by his unique ability to perceive the poetic qualities possessed by the most humble of objects. This exhibition presents 94 artworks (including paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, lithographs, posters) and audio-visual materials, many of which come from the Fundació Joan Miró, an institution founded by Miró himself in 1975.

To complement the exhibition, the Museum has invited local artists GayBird and Leelee Chan to create installations in response to Miró’s art, and local illustrator Zoie Lam to create Miró-inspired illustrations for an education booklet and a special display with elements of augmented reality effects. Artworks from the Museum’s own collection are also showcased in juxtaposition with Miró’s art to create a unique dialogue between the East and the West.

Tickets for the exhibition are available up to 7 days in advance at all URBTIX outlets and self-service ticketing kiosks at HKMoA or other designated locations. Holders of valid Museum Passes can enjoy free admission to this exhibition.

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Copyright for all the photographs of the works belonging to Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona: © Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona. Photo: Jaume Blassi
For all the works by Joan Miró: © Successió Miró / ADAGP, Paris - SACK, Seoul, 2023. Photo: Successió Miró Archive

  • Date
  • Venue
    The Special Gallery, 2/F
  • Fee
    $30│$21│$15│Free (Museum Pass)



View Floorplan
  • 500Exhibition Overview
  • Figure (with Umbrella)501Figure (with Umbrella)
  • The Wind Clock502The Wind Clock
  • Painting503Painting
  • Painting504Painting
  • Poem (III)505Poem (III)
  • Fireworks506Fireworks
  • Burnt Canvas 1507Burnt Canvas 1
  • Woman and Bird508Woman and Bird
  • Sobreteixim 6509Sobreteixim 6
  • Miró, l’altre510Miró, l’altre
  • Untitled511Untitled
  • Bird Code512Bird Code

Talk Series and Programmes

Miró’s Poetic Dreams Interactive Theatre

A girl, who is passionate in art, yet puzzled by the mystery of it, is travelling alone to Palma de Mallorca of Spain to visit Uncle Miró. This is a journey of self-awakening… She is going to rediscover herself.

As one of the most renowned Spanish modern masters, Joan Miró has transformed our traditional understanding of paintings. He boldly challenged the conventional practice and excelled at pushing the boundaries of art. Not only did he not limit himself to canvas painting, he even explored using construction materials, such as copper plates, fibre cement and sandpaper, as well as a variety of media, including sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. With a deep love towards his hometown, Miró was also dedicated to making use of elements from nature, folk objects and everyday necessities, linking art to life.  

In the fascinating world of Miró, you can find both lovely birds and ferocious monsters. Yet underneath the seemingly innocent and joyful themes, his works are brimming with sentiment and emotion. By releasing the creative forces of the unconscious mind from the control of logic and reason, he was determined to break down the boundary between poetry and painting, the subconscious and reality.

 “Miró’s Poetic Dreams” Interactive Theatre is one of the special programmes for the “Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Joan Miró – The Poetry of Everyday Life” Exhibition. It invites participants to explore Miró’s visual world through drama and physical movement, as well as to interact with the stars, moon, women and birds created by him. By making use of multiple elements of performing arts, including moving images, music, dance and poetry, this one-hour theatre will transcend time and space, and let you connect with this great and imaginative artist. Through improvised creations, you shall also experience Miró’s poetry of everyday life.

Date: 2023.05.06 (Saturday)  
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Registration will begin on 10 April 2023 (Please click the link for registration)
Address: Lecture Hall, B/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art

The activity will be conducted in Cantonese. Free Admission.
Registration will begin 15 minutes before the programme commences.
Limited capacity on a first-come-first-served basis.

The programme is organised by Hong Kong Museum of Art, LCSD
Curated and produced by Dream of Tomorrow