Surreal gallery opens featuring Salvador Dali and Louise Bourgeoius
Surrealism has found itself a home, or multiple, in a new exhibition at the Barbican Centre. The new surrealist gallery is split into several houses to convey different ideas and concepts about the home, using works from famous artists including Salvador Dali
Surrealism has found itself a home, or multiple, in a new exhibition at the Barbican Centre.
The new surrealist gallery is split into several houses to convey different ideas and concepts about the home, using works from famous artists including Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas and Edward Hopper.
The first floor is a surrealist's interpretation on the physical aspects of the home: Freud's chair, a large bathtub in four parts, a child nailed to a desk and a staircase to nowhere.
A large piano hangs upside down from the ceiling, connecting the two floors. It is timed so that every few minutes the lid flies open and the keys fall out in a loud musical bang before retracting in a piano melody.
You may also want to watch:
The upstairs portion reflects the ideas and feelings associated with the home: mothers, family and love. These are interspersed with rooms on architecture and the physical structure of the home's exterior.
Black and white films combined with the surrealist art will leave you pondering your home -- both physically and emotionally.
- 1 Blaze at Canary Wharf tower block with cladding issue
- 2 Election 2021: Live updates for GLA seat and referendums
- 3 New Providence Wharf fire: Two in hospital and 42 treated at scene
- 4 Street food and farmers' market return to City Island
- 5 Politicians join forces on referendum about Tower Hamlets mayor
- 6 New Providence Wharf: The four-year fight to remove 'Grenfell cladding'
- 7 Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson set to depart
- 8 Mayor or leader: Your choice on May 6
- 9 Teenager arrested after 13-year-old stabbed in Isle of Dogs
- 10 'I'm backing leader and cabinet model in Tower Hamlets referendum'
The gallery will be open until September 12 on the third floor of the Barbican Centre off Silk Street.