“Surrealism and the Dream” opens tomorrow at the Thyssen museum and is on until 12 January 2014. The exhibition includes 163 works by André Breton, Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst and Man Ray, among others.
It explores the connection between dreams and the image in Surrealism but also has some interesting things to say about our response to crisis and the advent of new means of communication. I had the good fortune to visit the exhibition a few days ago as part of the team recording the short promotional video below and I’d certainly recommend it if you’re passing through the Spanish capital.
For anyone wanting more information about the exhibition, the Thyssen museum has a website in English. The video can be used free-of-charge by any broadcaster, blogger or website provided reference is made to the Thyssen Museum’s activities. Free download of the video, additional rushes, soundbites and stills are available at the Thyssen Museum’s section in TheNewsMarket.com. If you need any further assistance, please contact Alberto Goytre at Reportarte or on +34 609 501 463
An extra suggestion for visitors to Madrid
Madrid’s Fundación Juan March is also organising another exhibition on the origins of surrealism.
“Surrealists before Surrealism” is on until January 12, 2014
More information is available the Fundación Juan March’s English website.