Salvador Dali: A Surrealist in Istanbul
The Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum (SSM), with the sponsorship of Akbank and in cooperation with the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, is preparing to host one of the 20th century's most important artists and representative of the Surrealist movement Salvador Dali in September of 2008.
The exhibition will consist of a comprehensive retrospective of the works of Salvador Dali; in addition to 270 works consisting of oil paintings, drawings and works of graphic art, a variety of manuscripts, photographs and other documents will be included. The exhibition is also distinguished by the fact that it is the largest single exhibition ever organised outside Figueres exclusively with material from the Foundation's collection. The exhibition can be viewed between 20 September 2008 and 20 January 2009.
Curator of the exhibition Montse Aguer Teixidor, stated that "For the first time we present Salvador Dali in Istanbul as a unique, innovative, peculiar, brilliant and different artist. We wish to be able to bring the spirit of such museum, so everyone can understand and get a closer look at Dali's thinking, his obsessions, his iconography, and the dreamy and surrealist world of a universal, provocative and unique artist."