Dalì, Magritte, Man Ray and surrealism
Milano - MUDEC - Through July 30, 2023
Highlights from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
(Salvador Dalí Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages 1936)© Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalì Foundation by SIAE 2023
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's world-famous collection of Surrealist art in a dialogue with some hightlights from the Mudec's permanent collection.
It was December 1st, 1924 when in Paris the poet André Breton published ‘Poisson soluble’, whose introduction would become the First Manifesto of Surrealism, officially inaugurating the Surrealist avant-garde, a long-lasting movement which had – and still has – a profound influence on art. Indeed, Surrealists tried to explore the human psyche beyond the boundaries set by reason, and expand reality beyond its physical limits in order to reach a more complete dimension of existence, which they named “surreality”.
Through the wide selection of highlights included in the exhibition the visitor learns about the main pillars and the motivations of the Surrealists: using found objects, automatic techniques or game-like rules, the artists attempted to get rid of the sphere of rationality, hoping to create a poetic shock that would change the world.
Via Tortona 56, tel. 02/54917
DATES 22/03/2023 - 30/07/2023
HOURS Mon 2:30-7:30 p.m. | Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | Thu, Sat 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m