Salvador Dalí (Figueras, 1904 – 1989) La vache spectrale (The Spectral Cow),1928, Oil on panel. Photo credit: © Jean-Claude Planchet – Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP ©Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, (ARS), 2019
There is still time enter the city of Paris in 1929 and discover the art, friendship and artist expressions of more than 20 artists at the current exhibition on view at the Dalí Museum on view through April 9, 2020.
Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929, profiles the work, friendship and clashes of more than 20 avant-garde artists of the era, from the painters Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, to sculptors Hans Arp and Alexander Calder, to filmmakers Germaine Dulac and Luis Buñuel. Man Ray, the great American artist, and perhaps the first paparazzo, made splendid photo portraits of these and other Surrealists, turning them into international celebrities.
“The year 1929 in Paris was one of those rare moments when the artists of the time knew they were reshaping the world,” said Dr. Hank Hine, executive director of The Dalí. “Are we in such a time again? The Dalí Museum invites you to consider this, and to discover the provocative conversations, dreams and friendships among a deeply experimental and influential group of artists who called Paris their creative home.” Designed as an inspiring stroll through the streets of Paris, the exhibition evokes concepts of Dream, Desire, Freedom, Love and Revolution.
The exhibition includes approximately 65 works in a variety of media drawn largely from the collection of the Musée national d’art moderne in Paris. The exhibition is curated by Dr. William Jeffett, chief curator of special exhibitions at The Dalí Museum, and Didier Ottinger, deputy director of the Musée national d’art moderne at the Centre Pompidou with the collaboration of Marie Sarré.
Visit www.TheDali.org for more information and a schedule of events.