8 Febbraio 2016 12:43

Disney e Dalì: il “Destino” di (dover?) essere geniali


Disney and Dalì: Architects of the Imagination – Dalì Museum, St Petersburg (USA) – January 23, 2016 – June 12, 2016


This immersive and enriching multi-media exhibition tells the story of the unlikely alliance between two of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century: brilliantly eccentric Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalì and American entertainment innovator Walt Disney.


Presented through a multimedia wonderland of original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio – this comprehensive exhibition showcases two vastly different icons who were drawn to each other through their unique personalities, their enduring friendship, and their collaboration on the animated short Destino.

Born three years and half a world apart, both Disney and Dalì bore boyhood imaginations grounded in their upbringing in the 1900s, encouraging their lives, careers, and legacies to be paralleled on a profound level. A deeper look into the lives and artistic prominence of the Surrealist and the dreamer—highlighted by hand-written letters and alongside filmed dramatizations and audio re-creations—will show just how alike these two innovators were in blurring the lines between reality and dreams.


“Disney and Dalì heralds a new era in art exhibitions,” said Dalì Museum Executive Director, Hank Hine. “Visitors can expect a multi-sensory environment of moving image, soundscapes, and the transformative aura of exquisite individual paintings. Disney and Dalì broke new ground as artists—the Walt Disney Family Museum and The Dalì will deliver a brave new world of experience.”

– See more at: http://thedali.org/exhibit/disney-dali-architects-imagination/#sthash.x6laTP3R.dpuf

Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination is co-organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum and The Dali Museum, with the collaboration of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in Figueres, Spain, and The Walt Disney Studios. The exhibition is guest-curated by filmmaker Ted Nicolaou and co-curated for The Dalì by Peter Tush.


“Cosa c’è di più surreale di un’opera d’arte che vola via e non si fa imprigionare…libera come i nostri sogni! E i fogli non finiscono mai! Ci sarà sempre un foglio bianco da riempire! E allora disegnate, inventate.. create, amici!”

Walt Disney e Salvador Dalì
(le tavole a fumetti sono tratte da Topolino e il surreale viaggio nel destino, storia scritta da Roberto Gagnor e disegnata da Giorgio Cavazzano, apparsa su Topolino numero 2861 del 28 settembre 2010.)