Everything that starts must come to an end sooner or later.
The adventure of Mirador de les Arts began in October 2018. These two and a half years have been filled with pleasure in the form of 492 articles. Now we must say goodbye.
Mirador de les Arts has been the dream of a historian and art critic who invested in it all of his emotional and financial capital. But as Golpes Bajos sang, “these are bad times for lyricism”.
The project started with the ambition of becoming an independent publication dedicated to art. Published in three languages to be able to reach as many people as possible it had a whole range of different focuses and viewpoints. It was aimed at both specialised readers and those curious about the art world.
In 2020 Mirador de les Arts received the media award of the Catalan Art Galleries association and it was shortlisted twice for the Association of Art Critics of Catalonia Awards. It has included several series of articles. The most recent, Mirador de Ficció (in which art critics ventured into the world of narrative fiction), and Breviari by Artur Ramon (presenting a fascinating combination of reflection on aesthetics and the human condition), the original Bonus Track by Montse Frisach (a review of the best pop and rock songs dealing with arts) and the invaluable 125 Years of Cinema, by Juan Bufill (which has sadly been cut short).
Mirador les Arts is closing but not disappearing.
Thank you for reading! And if you haven’t yet been able to you can catch up online – Mirador les Arts is closing but not disappearing. We will keep the magazine online for as long as possible. We think we’ve done a great job!
Finally, I would like to thank all the authors who have joined us on the Mirador de les Arts adventure without whose enthusiasm, generosity and professionalism none of this would have been possible.
Thank you, then, to Vicenç Altaió, Nora Ancarola, José A. Aristizábal, Pol Avinyó i Roselló, Anna Belsa Soler, Roberta Bosco, Juan Bufill, Josep Casamartina, Teresa Costa-Gramunt, Víctor Fernández, Mariàngels Fondevila, Francesc Fontbona, Montse Frisach, Jordi Galves, Josep Miquel Garcia, Plàcid Garcia-Planas Marcet, Maria Gelpí, Daniel Giralt-Miracle, Oscar Guayabero, Ricard Marco Muñoz, Carlota Marzo Baron, Cristina Masanés, Santiago Mercader Saavedra, Francesc Mestre, Joan M. Minguet Batllori, Lluís Prats, Víctor Ramírez Tur, Artur Ramon Navarro, Vicent Santamaria de Mingo, Mariona Seguranyes Bolaños, Eugènia Sendra, Francesc Torres, Joan Ramon Triadó, Eduard Vallès Pallarès and Gabriel Ventura. To the translator Fiona Kelso. And very especially to Arnau Puig, who left us in March 2020.