Shanghai, 4 November 2015
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and K11 Art Foundation opened the temporary exhibition Media-Dalí in Shanghai Chi K11 Art Space, located at Art Mall's B3 in Shanghai. In the event, speeches were assured by Mrs. Montse Aguer, curator of the exhibition and Director of the Centre for Dalinian Studies of the Dalí Foundation, Mrs. Hsu Fenlan, co-curator, Mr. Joan M. Sevillano, Executive Manager of the Dalí Foundation, Adrian Cheng, Founder and Honorary Chairman of K11 Art Foundation, and Manuel Valencia Alonso, Spanish Ambassador in China. The event was also attended by Spanish Consul General in Shanghai, Rodrigo Aguirre de Cárcer, and Inma González Puy, Director of the Cervantes Institute in China, as well as an important representation of the provincial government of China.
It will be on show until 15 February 2016. It's the first time the Dalí Foundation brings a Research exhibition to Shanghai, particularly about the relation of Dalí with the media. In 2001 a retrospective was held at Shanghai Art Museum, with the title Dalí: a genius of the XX century.
So as to improve the Dalí Foundation's presence in Asia, a website in Chinese has just been launched by the Foundation, totally adapted for the Chinese audience. The main objective is to become a reference on Dalí by providing first-hand contents on him and his wife Gala, our three museums, as well as the Foundation's mission and activities, an institution created by Dalí himself.
The show Media Dalí consists of 250 pieces: 12 paintings and 2 original drawings by Salvador Dalí, 205 magazines, period newspapers and advertisements, and 30 objects coming from the artist's workshop.