Peccata Mundi. An installation by Miralda in the Museu Nacional
Come from April 4 to 7, with free entry, to see the Lamb of the Apocalypse, the 18x15 meters tapestry-bedspread displayed in the Sala Oval, that recreates the Agnus Dei of the Romanesque mural of Sant Climent de Taüll. A creation by Antoni Miralda, Velázquez Prize of Plastic Arts 2018, part of the Honeymoon Project (1986-1992), for the wedding between the Statue of Liberty and the Columbus Monument. Accompanying this work, the music of the organ of the Oval Room will sound symbolically again for 4 unique days.
The Peccata Mundi installation is completed with a selection of drawings and multiple works by Miralda around the Honeymoon Project, a material that allows you to immerse yourself in the artist’s universe.
Saturday April 6, participate in a ceremony-performance designed by the artist where you will be the protagonist!
As from 12.30 pm, be part of a unique collective experience around the work Lamb of the Apocalypse with Miralda as master of ceremonies. Enjoy a tasting menu inspired by a medieval recipe book and music by two formations from the Conservatori Liceu.
At 5 pm and with free admission, closing ceremony of the performance-ceremony by the countertenor Jordi Domènech, accompanied with the organ by Dani Espasa.
Participate in the ceremony-performance by Miralda!
Saturday April 6
The complete program in Spanish
Antoni Miralda (Terrassa, 1942) has been fascinated for many years by the figure of Agnus Dei depicted in the Romanesque mural painting of the Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll, preserved in the museum.
In the Lamb of the Apocalypse, the artist transforms the chromatic palette of Romanesque mural painting, made from natural pigments of the Pyrenees, in new colours: turquoise, mauve, pink and silver.
From the earliest times of Christianity, the lamb is endowed with a strong symbolic content: Christ is the Lamb of God and the good shepherd who takes care of the flock. This representation of the animal with 7 eyes that holds the book of the 7 seals corresponds to an image of the manifestation of God that appears described in the Apocalypse. It is one of the most widespread of Romanesque painting and responds to the tradition of considering Christ as a true paschal lamb slaughtered for the salvation of humanity.
Besides being the iconic image of the Lamb of the Apocalypse fabric-quilt, which paraded through the Fifth Avenue of New York (1989), it was also seen in the Barcelona Grand Menu (1983-1984), projected in its performative restaurant El Internacional of New York (1984-1986); the Spanish Pavilion of the Venice Biennale (1990), and a new parade in the city of Barcelona, organized for the exhibition Agnus Dei. Romanesque art and artists of the twentieth century (1995).
Since then, the work is part of the museum's collection thanks to the artist's donation, thus closing a symbolic and artistic circle.
Miralda is an internationally recognized artist for his multiple projects, installations and for his work around culture and gastronomy. The last award he has received has been the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts 2018 in recognition of his innovative artistic career.
BLITZ #22: MIRALDA AUDIOVISUAL
On April 5 and 6, an audiovisual program dedicated to Miralda’s work will take place in the Zumzeig Cinecooperativa hall.
You can see a selection of his video art works, documentations, critical comments, etc. To complete this audiovisual review, which goes from the seventies to the present, there will also be reports and documentaries by other authors about the work of Miralda.
Idea and concept: Miralda
Installation from April 4 to 7
J. S. BACH
- Passacaglia et thema fugatum, BWV 582
- Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721
- Agnus Dei, de la Missa in B minor, BWV 232
Interpreted by Juan de la Rubia in the Walcker organ from Palau de la Música Catalana recorded on March 25, 2019
Sound technician: Gerard Font
Ceremony-performance from April 6
Musical advice: Cristina Arribas with the collaboration of Oriol Marés and the Conservatori Liceu
Adviser culinary heritage: Núria Bàguena
Advisory bar: Joan Serinyana
FoodCultura team: Montse Guillen, with the collaboration of Alfonso Borragán