Whereas many international locations in Europe are conserving arts venues closed resulting from Covid-19, Spain is doing its finest to ensure individuals can nonetheless go to artwork galleries.

In Madrid, surrealist works from artists together with Salvador Dali, Man Ray and Gaudi have gone on present in an exhibition on the Caixaforum.

It goals to point out how surrealists of the 20th century are nonetheless related at present.

The exhibition’s curator is the Vitra Design Museum Director, Mateo Kries.

“In fact, it isn’t a coat hanger, it seems to be like a cactus, however they assume you’ll be able to cling your coat right here, after which in addition they made this miniature of this coat hanger,” defined Kries, holding up an exhibit by Italian designers Studio65. “So, what’s typical and surreal about that is that there’s an irritation between the picture of an object and the operate. It seems to be like a cactus however it has a operate that you must uncover whereas utilizing it. So, there may be the ingredient of shock and of irritation.”

Kries is amongst many who again the significance of artwork in serving to individuals enhance their psychological well being throughout this time.

“We’re all confronted with stress and with frustration,” he defined. “Tradition generally and in addition this exhibition can deliver us away for some time from that world and it may permit us to get better, to get better mentally, to find one other world.”

Among the many 279 works on present are Shiro Kuramata’s 1970 curved Chest of drawers and Horse Lamp by the design couple Entrance in 2006. Marcel Duchamp’s 1913 Bicycle Wheel can be featured.

For the organisers, it is vital that folks can entry artwork even in the midst of a pandemic.

“I do know there are international locations which have closed museums whereas purchasing centres are open,” defined the Caixa Financial institution Basis’s Exhibition Director Isabel Salgado. “Right here at Caixaforum, we’re dedicated to tradition. Tradition kinds our creativeness, it explains ourselves. Due to this fact we’re open, conserving the protected distance, all hygiene measures, and we have now specialists available who assist to make it a extra rewarding go to for individuals.”

To assist guarantee the security of tourists Caixaforum has lowered the capability and variety of visits by providing particular time slots for entry and masks have to be worn.

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