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DUCHAMP, MAGRITTE, DALÌ: AN AVANT-GUARDE EXPOSITION

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The initiative performing at Palazzo Albergoni has been extended until the 25th of February. More time to enjoy the curious heritage from these revolutionary artists.

 

 

“Duchamp, Magritte, Dalí. The Revolutionaries of the XX century: Masterpieces from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem”.

There’s time until 25th of February for visitors in Bologna to enjoy this remarkable international experience, which runs through a highly creative and irreverent century that turned upside down the concept of art itself, breaking rules, logics and aims.

 

More than 180 artworks narrate the incredible genius and eccentricity of Surrealism, Pre-Surrealism and Dadaism, thanks to some of the maximum exponents: Duchamp, Magritte, Dalì, Ernst, Tanguy, Man Ray, Calder, Picabia, Breton.

The masterpieces include: Le Chateau de Pyrenees (1959) by Magritte, Surrealist Essay (1934) by Dalí, L.H.O.O.Q. (1919/1964) di Duchamp e Main Ray (1935) di Man Ray and many others.

 

Dadaists and Surrealists one century ago made a break into the art world and has become pioneers of concepts and techniques that today we find something obvious, like readymade, automatism, unexpected juxtapositions, photomontages, dreamscapes, metamorphosis. This “marvellous” heritage belongs from the rebellious spirit, the desire of independence and the visionary ideals of these revolutionary artists.

 

The core concept of these currents is the investigation of unconsciousness as a precious source of the true, deep and free creativity, in opposition of rules, control and rationality: in this way, art can visually express the hidden power of artists’ imagination and fantasy.

 

Palazzo Albergoni hosts the initiative produced and organised by Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the prestigious Israel Museum of Jerusalem.

The great architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca has designed the exhibition; for the occasion, he has reconstructed Dalí’s Mae West Room and Duchamp’s 1200 Sacks of Coal into the palace.

Five thematic sections make an excursus of the main ideals of Dada and Surrealism:

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MARVELOUS JUXTAPOSITIONS

The creating action is the idea behind the artwork, which becomes a visual representation of the unconscious process.

Dada and Surrealism use readymade materials to rearrange, edit and reinterpret them with humour and puns.

 

AUTOMATISM AND ITS EVOLUTION

Automatism is the weapon to inhibit control, logic and reason and to free the true creativity and fantasy which derive from the unexplored mind and the unconsciousness.

Artworks like paintings, reliefs and photographies follow some automatic techniques to express their powerful unexpected idea.

 

BIOMORPHISM AND METAMORPHOSIS

The wellspring of Biomorphism, Metamorphosis and Hybridization into Dada and Surrealism is the rebellion to the imposed civilisation. Art - as well as ideas - should free itself from constructions and return back to its natural essence, abstract and simple.

DESIRE: MUSE AND ABUSE

Surrealists and Dadaists explored the unconsciousness into the territory of libido and desire, as a field rich of creative inspiration. The woman body is the main component to express the rebellion against censorship and to free the dark side of the desire.

 

ILLUSION AND DREAMSCAPE

Surrealist dreamscapes evoke mystery and challenge the perception of reality: places and elements are disconnected, drawing a fantastic world, while metaphors and strange associations create tangible illusions and blur the line between reality and fantasy.

For Surrealists, dreams are a portal for the unconscious.

 

“Duchamp, Magritte, Dalí. The Revolutionaries of the XX century: Masterpieces from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem” is a full experience enriched by a full-color catalogue. You can find more about it on the official website: www.arthemisia.it 

 

 

Thanks to Arthemisia Group

Lara Tonani

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