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One of the most important 2011 exhibitions in Germany will last until the end of May. In Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle, in Romerberg – on the banks of river Main, are on display 150 works by artists such as Dali, Duchamp, Picasso, Magritte, Mirò and many others.
This great, not to be missed event was inaugurated on February 11. It’s name is ‘Surreale Dinge. Skulpturen und Objekte von Dalì bis Man Ray ‘, and it is an exhibition of contemporary art with works from 1925 to 1945. The logo of the exhibition is a lobster resting on a telephone instead of the classical receiver, the Aphrodisiac telephone by Dalì.
The whole exhibition is a wonderful journey into the surreal, where everyday objects are revisited from an artistic point of view: reinvented common objects, suggestive assemblages, references to obsessions or erotic desires, dreams and poetic images, sub-human mannequins, tools that become objects of worship.
The show is a great game where opposites coexist: the unconscious and the oneiric become sculptures, and the three dimensional works of the greatest artists of 1900 become spectacle and food for thought. Over 50 artists including Duchamp, Magritte, Dalì, Picasso and Man Ray, to celebrate also the 25th anniversary of the Schirn Kunsthalle gallery.
All possible materials are used in the works with the aim to provide a great psychological impact on the observer, cause surprise, but also to shock and disdain. The exhibition opens with several objects from the Dada movement, which preceded the surrealists, and collects a century of surrealist exhibitions, starting from the 1938 ‘Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme’ of Paris.
Long before now, in 1989, the Schirn gallery hosted an exhibition about this kind of art, and the following year it presented “Dada and Surrealist Word-Image’.
For information: www.schirn.de
Photo by x-ray delta one
I’m a big fan of Dali, so hope to get to this exhibition in time! Thanks for letting me know. This totally passed me by…