Joann Sfar – Salvador Dalì, One second before awakening

Joann Sfar - Salvador Dalì, One second before awakeningImage courtesy of Espace Dalì

Joann Sfar – Salvador Dalì, One second before awakening
Espace Dalì, Paris
From 9 September 2016 to 31 March 2017

In 1939, Dalí published the “Declaration of Independence of the Imagination and the Rights of Man to His Own Madness” in response to censorship. Consequently, he used his freedom of expression, combining ideas with spontaneous images, to instill his artworks with a unique imaginative power. Espace Dalí has given free rein to Joann Sfar, one of today’s most talented storytellers, famous for his comic book, “The Rabbi’s Cat” and his film, “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life”, to imagine the scenario for an artistic encounter.

 

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Joann Sfar, who studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, proposes a sketched path from within what he imagines as Dalí’s brain. He encourages the viewer to get lost, wandering among the monstrous figures. The most important thing for Sfar is that the exhibition be as captivating as a fairy tale.

 

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The exhibition is an invitation to take a “motionless journey” of a painter and his models, through dreams and reality as Joann Sfar’s sketched story unfolds. Discover more than 200 original drawings, sketches, drafts in an enchanted setting surrounded by surrealist sculptures and objects by Dalí and the Haute Couture designs by Schiaparelli that inspired the artist.

 

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At the same time as the exhibition, Rue de Sèvres will publish Joann Sfar’s comic book tribute to Dalí, Fin de la parenthèse, from which the original sketches will be presented in the exhibition. The book will be on presale at the Espace Dalí beginning September 9.

 

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