"Il sogno si avvicina"
September, 22 2010 – January, 30 2011
After over 50 years, Salvador Dalì’s genius is back in Milan:
Palazzo Reale houses a great exhibition investigating the relationship between this Spanish artist and the landscape, the dream, the desire.
The Milan City Councillorship for Culture and 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE are honoured to present at Palazzo Reale “Salvador Dalì. Il sogno si avvicina” (“The Dream is Getting Closer”), under the curatorship of Vincenzo Trione, from September 22, 2010 to January 30, 2011.
The exhibition, made possible thanks to the extraordinary collaboration with Fundaciò Gala-Salvador Dalì of Figueres, counts on important loans from Italian and international museums and institutions, including the Fundaciò itself, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia of Madrid, the Dalí Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida, the Boijmans Museum of Rotterdam, the Animation Research Library of the Walt Disney Animation Studios of Burbank, California, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice, the Mart of Rovereto and the Vatican Museums.
The exhibition – promoted by Comune di Milano-Culture and produced by Palazzo Reale and 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE in collaboration with Unipol Financing Group and with the support of Spanish Office for Tourism of Milan, focuses on the relationship between painting and landscape.
Salvador Dalì is back in town for the first time since the solo exhibition which took place in October 1954 in Sala delle Cariatidi, always at Palazzo Reale. This same Cariatidi’s room was so inspiring for this artist that he took it as model for his mansion in Figueras, today seat of the Fundaciò Gala-Salvador Dalì.
“Once again, we need Dalì to escape from an often boring and predictable condition. And this exhibition aims exactly to break the cultural conformism and express the great power of creativity at best – explains the Milan City Councillor for Culture Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. “Because the dream is inside of us, and it is one of the manifestations of reality and of desire told by art and through which art tells itself. Dalì in Milan is the symbol of the creativity or – better – of the power of creativity. A relation not to be missed”.
The set of the exhibition is designed by the architect Oscar Tusquests Blanca, friend and collaboration of Salvador Dalì: he is author, together with the master of Surrealism, of Mae West’s room in Figueras’s museum and of the famous sofa Dalilips.
For the first time, the Mae West room will be reproduced inside this exhibition exactly as Dalì originally imagined it: an extraordinary surprisingly installation of contemporary art.
IULM University is the official university of this exhibition.