The magic of surrealism is revealed in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice

Leonora Carrington, The joy of Dagobarto , 1945, egg temperature on masonite, 74.9 × 86.7 cm, personal collection © By Leonora Carrington, SIAE 2022

Venice – Presented today at the Palazzo Venier de Leoni, home of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, is one of the most anticipated exhibitions of 2022. From Saturday 9th April to 26th September, Surrealism is called from a special and interesting point of view, the union between dream and magic, which seemed very natural to the heroes of the twentieth century avant-garde. In 1946, Max Ernst wrote that “magic is the means of approaching the unknown in ways other than science and logic.” As alchemists, fortune tellers or shamans, artists entered unreasonably dark realms, exploring the most hidden lands of their own minds, exposing methods and latent passions, visionary intercourse, archeological imagery, and unspoken prohibitions.


Its print preview Surrealism and magic. Fascinating modernity, Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 9 April – 26 September 2022 | Drawn by Alvise Branti repARTer 001 for ARTE.it, Venice 7 April 2022 | Giorgio de Chirico, The baby’s brain1914, oil on canvas, 60 × 65 cm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Purchase 1964 (The Museum of Our Wishes)

A close friend of Max Ernst and Andre Breton, Peggy Guggenheim was one of the most active collectors of surrealism in the 1930s. It is for this reason that the museum named after him today “can rely on an extraordinary wealth of iconographic work that strongly reflects the dialogue between surrealist and occult traditions”, explained Col. P. Vail, director of the collection during the presentation. Exhibition and Peggy’s niece. The project, which is in collaboration with the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, however, is large and collects about 60 masterpieces on loan from 40 international museums and private collections, including the Center Pompido in Paris, the Reina Sophia Museum in Madrid, and the Metropolitan Museum. And Solomon R. of New York. Guggenheim Museum, Chicago Art Institute, Revolvi Museum in Turin, Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The idea Surrealism and magic. Fascinating modernity, Curator Grazina Subeliti says she was born seven years ago while pursuing a PhD at the Cortellet Institute of Art in London. “I find it incredible that in the historical moment we are living in, there are so many parallels with the years of the development of surrealism,” says Subelity. For them, magic became the path to a post-war cultural and spiritual rebirth that allowed them to reach the goal of a complete revolution, a unique transformation that became the way to change the world. I believe that epidemic suffering, climate crisis and war We can find more parallels than ever before with our era marked by, I think, especially the catastrophic invasion of Ukraine. ”


Max Ernst, Europe After the Rain, 1940-1942, Oil on Canvas, 54.8 × 147.8 cm, Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art, Hartford, The Ella Gallup Samner and Mary Caitlin Samner Collection Fund, Inv. 1942.281 | দ্বারা By Max Ernst, SIAE 2022

Exhibition tours began in 1915 with Giorgio de Chirico, who Breton considered himself a major pioneer of the Surrealist movement, to go back to the 1940s, with Leonora Carrington and Remedios Voro still searching for mystery galaxies. If the icon of the exhibition is a dreamer The bride’s outfit In the Peggy Guggenheim Collection House, by Max Ernst (1940), the exhibition is a kaleidoscope of stimuli and serves to monitor it carefully. Among the approximately 20 artists included in the itinerary are Renেনে Magritte, Salvador Dali, Ives Tangui, Paul Delvax, Victor Browner, Leonor Finney, Roberto Matta, Dorothy Tanning – among others already mentioned. All the time Venice is eagerly waiting to open 59th biennial of the industryEntitled The milk of dreams Tribute to the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington.

Set up dedicated locations for temporary displays, Surrealism and magic This naturally transcends the permanent itinerary of the Palazzo Vanier de Leoni: Surrealist masterpieces actually interact with work in Africa and Oceania, of which the hostess was an enthusiastic collector. This culture and the spiritual significance responsible for their art has indeed created a strong appeal to surrealist avant-garde artists, deeply influencing the presentation of their magical events and fascinating transformations.


Its print preview Surrealism and magic. Fascinating modernity, Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 9 April – 26 September 2022 | Drawn by Alvise Branti repARTer 001 for ARTE.it, Venice 7 April 2022

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