Date:05.11.2015 - 15.02.2016
Venue:chi K11 art museum, Shanghai

Co-curated and co-produced by the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, surrealist exhibition Media—Dalí was held from 5 November 2015 to 15 February 2016. 240 original works and media works, which explore Dalí’s relationship with the media throughout his life and in his work, were carefully selected from over 4,000 artworks and archives in Figueres, Spain.

The exhibition is in dialogue with two shows, each exemplifying the legacy of surrealism within contemporary China. The first show, Shanghai Gesture includes three of China’s most mature and wide-ranging contemporary painters: Wang Xingwei, Zhou Tiehai, and Zhang Enli. Internationally shown and critically acclaimed, these artists have been invited to draw on their intimate connections to Shanghai to create a surreal world of their own imagination.

The second show Our Real, Your Surreal presents a selection of emerging Chinese artists hosting a cross-genre exhibition. The show includes installations by Wang Xin, Zhang Ding, video pieces by Lu Yang and Ye Funa and works by painters Geng Yini and Wang Buke. These younger artists work on the edge of the real and surreal, using mediums across paint, photography, performance and new media.

KAF is hosting a number of educational activities including lectures, academic seminars, screening of Dali films, workshops for art teachers and students and art activities for children. There are three types of workshops: Surreal Jewellery Design Intern, Becoming Dalí and Surreal photography. Through different artistic experiences, together we lead the public to understand Dalí and therefore everyone can play with their own surrealism.