Le Surréalisme, c’est moi!

22/6 2011 — 23/10 2011
Museumsquartier / Halle2

It’s like being with royalty or circus people.
Andy Warhol on Salvador Dalí

Eccentric, madman, or genius – Salvador Dalí, with his oeuvre and provocative manner, did away with the boundaries between art and life, originality and commercialism as nearly no other twentieth-century artist did. He gave form to his vision of Surrealism as the aesthetic fusion of dream and reality in almost all media of art, but also in the way he presented himself. The exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien reassesses Dalí’s controversially perceived production in the mirror of present-day art.

About seventy selected works by Salvador Dalí are confronted with the internationally established positions of Louise Bourgeois, Glenn Brown, Markus Schinwald and Francesco Vezzoli. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, films, and video works explore the visual worlds of the unconscious, the history of art and the tradition of painting, the phenomenon of renown, and the role of art and the artist in society and popular culture.

Co-starring: Philippe Halsman, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Eric Schaal, Andy Warhol

Curator: Gerald A. Matt

Exhibition Catalogue:
Published by Kunsthalle Wien, Gerald A. Matt, Vienna 2011
With essays by Gerald A. Matt, David Lomas, Wolfgang Fetz, Catherine Millet, August Ruhs, Belinda Grace Gardner, Synne Genzmer and interviews with Glenn Brown, Francesco Vezzoli and Markus Schinwald.
Designed by Funny Paper (Munich)
German/English, hardcover, 250 color plates, 320 pages, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, ISBN 978-3-86984-2332.
You can order the catalogue directly at the publisher’s: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

Guided tours: every Sunday 3 pm