‘The Visit,’ A Project by Yamandú Canosa
- Dates: June 18, 2022 - October 30, 2022
- One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- Price: TheDali.org/tickets
The Dali Museum
The Visit presents the work of Uruguayan-Spanish artist Yamandú Canosa (born 1954). Through the exhibition, Canosa creates a contemplative dialogue between Surrealism and contemporary art. In the words of the artist, “The exhibition is intended as a visit that contemporary art pays to the house of Surrealism. One of the great legacies of the surrealist movement is its aesthetic complexity. This is confirmed by its permanence in today’s art. Surrealism is about an attitude, not aesthetic formulas: it is a way of looking at and relating to experience”.
The meditative installation explores Salvador Dalí’s environment in Port Lligat, Spain, where Dalí lived and worked throughout his lifetime. The works relate the viewer to the horizon, while alluding to the Bay of Port Lligat: the beach, the Tramontana wind, Dalí’s house and the island of Sa Farnera. Canosa’s installation also incorporates the Dibujos ciegos (Blind Drawings), a series of performative works on paper created through a drawing process that elaborates on surrealist practices.
The exhibit includes new and previous notable works by the artist, including paintings, drawings and photographs, plus a small selection of related Salvador Dalí works from the Museum’s renowned collection. A portion of the Museum’s Hough Gallery will be transformed into a dramatic installation designed by the artist specifically for the Museum. Organized by The Dalí, the project is curated by Dr. William Jeffett, chief curator, who has previously published about the artist’s work.