Salvador Dali show travels to Ankara’s Cer Modern museum
A selection of Salvador Dali’s well-known works is set to go on display in the Turkish capital this week, following its well-received stint this winter in İstanbul, Turkish news agencies reported this week.
The exhibition, a joint effort between Moscow-based exhibit organizer and art gallery inArtis Project and the İstanbul-based cultural events organizer Kült, will go on display Friday at Ankara’s Cer Modern museum of modern art, the Anatolia news agency reported. The show’s two-month İstanbul exhibition ended late last month at the Tophane-i Amire Cultural Center of the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
Featuring a selection of 121 paintings, drawings and lithographs by the master of Surrealism, the exhibition presents Dali’s works under three headings: “Divine Comedy,” an allusion to Dali’s inspiration from Dante’s epic poem of the same name; “Traces of Surrealism,” a nine-piece series of lithographic color prints he made in Paris in 1971 regarded as exemplary of Dali’s symbolism and Surrealism; and “Dinner with Gala,” a portfolio of 12 colored lithographs also made in 1971, in which he depicts a surrealistic gastro-aesthetical story inspired from menus and recipes from famous restaurants and chefs.
Dali (1904-1989), best known for the striking and bizarre images in his work, was educated in fine arts and continued down his own path built upon this education. The prolific artist produced in a variety of media that also included film, sculpture and photography.
The exhibition will run until May 20 in Ankara, Anatolia said. Cer Modern is closed on Mondays.