The revolutionaries of the Twentieth Century, 2018


Exhibition at Palacio Gaviria, Madrid

From 10 of April, till  15 of July


Oscar Tusquets Blanca with Gianni Rugiero

Commissioner: Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

    "Once again, the Gaviria Palace presents a great retrospective organized by the Italian company Arthemisia and Art Projects. Duchamp, Magritte, Dalí, Twentieth-century revolutionaries is dedicated to big names of Dadaism and Surrealism. The exhibition features 180 works from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which holds one of the most complete collections in the world on these movements thanks to the donation of the erudite poet and gallerist Arturo Schwartz.

    Among the different format pieces there are creations by Duchamp, Magritte and Dalí, and also by artists such as Ernst, Tanguy, Man Ray, Picabia, Calder, Schwitters, Höch, Blumenfeld and Janco.

    With a spatial design by architect Oscar Tusquets, the exhibited set can be seen distributed in five thematic sections: 'Wonderful juxtapositions', 'Desire: muse and abuse', 'The automatism and its evolution', 'Biomorphism and Metamorphism' and 'Illusion and dreamlike landscape'.

    Among masterpieces such as 'The Castle of the Pyrenees' (Magritte, 1959), 'Surrealist Essay' (Dalí, 1934) and 'Main Ray' (Man Ray, 1935), the exhibition offers the opportunity to contemplate the reconstruction that Tusquets has carried out, Dali's 'Sala Mae West', and the installation of '1200 bags of coal' created by Duchamp for the International Exposition of Surrealism in 1938. "

    (Text taken from The Leisure Guide)