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Stolen from my subconscious
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
Germany


March 3rd, 2011 - April 3rd, 2011
Opening: 
March 2nd, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Coltrane, Bernhard SchreinerBernhard Schreiner, Coltrane
© Courtesy of the artist & KW Institute for Contemporary Art
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“Stolen from my subconscious” is based on a historical occurence that took place in 1936: Salvador Dalí is invited to take part in the first big, international Surrealist exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism. At the same time Joseph Cornell’s surrealist film masterpiece Rose Hobart premiers in the famous Julien Levy Gallery. Dalí is in town and attends the event. During the screening of the film Dalí becomes extremely agitated. He shouts “Salaud!” and even knocks over the projector. Reportedly Dalí explains after being asked what has got into him that Cornell just made the film Dalí himself always wanted to make. Cornell, this bastard, he claims, stole it from his subconscious!


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