"La Gioconda is so universally known and admired by everyone that I have been very tempted to use it to give scandal."
After the first major collaboration in the exhibition "Modigliani et ses amis" which in 2015 has met with great critical acclaim and has brought over 110,000 visitors to Palazzo BLU, the Fondazione Palazzo BLU, the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris and MondoMostre are back to collaborate to propose a new exhibition on the occasion of the anniversary of the Palazzo BLU Foundation.
On 11 October 2018 the exhibition "from MAGRITTE to DUCHAMP will open to the public 1929: the Great Surrealism from the Center Pompidou". For the first time in Italy, the French institution will be a series of masterpieces that are hardly lacking, being shown in the permanent collection of the most important European institution dedicated to twentieth century art. The exhibition has the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, of the Tuscany Region and of the Municipality of Pisa.
The exhibition and selection of the works of the curatorship of Didier Ottinger, Directeur adjoint of the National Center of Art and Culture Georges-Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
One of the leading museums in the world of Magritte, one of the leading museums in the world of Magritte, Picasso and Surrealism as a movement. of BLU Palace to discover the wonders of that Surrealism that has profoundly changed the art of the twentieth century.
There are about 150 works, including pictorial masterpieces, sculptures, surrealist objects, drawings, collages, installations and photographs of the author arriving in Pisa to show the extraordinary adventure of the avant-garde surrealist, through the masterpieces produced at its apogee and therefore around 'year 1929, as we shall see, a year for the group of artists who worked in the Paris forge of the avant-gardes and capital of the world artistic development.
A catastrophic year for collective memory, 1929 also marks a decisive turning point in the history of Surrealism.
In that year the movement theorist André Breton and the poet Louis Aragon try to change the movement from its theoretical foundations. This new approach does not find all members agree. Despite these internal lacerations, the vitality of the movement remains intact. Surrealist art seems more than ever to assert itself.
In December, in the magazine "Révolution Surréaliste", André Breton published the Second Surrealist manifesto which ratified the alignment with the French Communist.
11 October 2018 - 17 February 2019
Hours / Opening hours
Monday-Friday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10.00 - 20.00
(The ticket office closes one hour before closing)
Tickets (audio guide included):
Full Euro 12.00
Reduced € 10.00
Special reduced € 5.00