UN CHIEN ANDALOU. 80 years later
September 17 - November 8
From tuesday to sunday 11:00-14:00/17:00-20:00. Free entrance
Guided tours: 620 676 095
September 17, 8pmOrganised by
Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones with Tabakalera
's collaboration“I love dreams, even when they're nightmares, which is usually the case. They are scattered with obstacles which I know and recognise. This madness for dreams, which I have never tried to explain, is one of the deep impulses that attracted me to surrealism. Un Chien Andalou was born out of the encounter between one of my dreams and one of Dalí’s”. Luis Buñuel
Un Perro Andaluz. 80 years later
is a project that sets out to pay homage to and demonstrate the abiding relevance
of one of the most important works in cinema history and one of the most influential
in contemporary visual culture.
In 1929 Luis Buñuel wrote, in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, the screenplay of Un Chien Andalou
, rated by many as a “masterpiece”, a true gem that signalled the beginning of a revolution, reflecting and drawing together all the elements that characterised Surrealism as an artistic movement.
But besides its association with Surrealism, the film itself contains a framework of elements open to analysis from a different, modern-day perspective. What makes this project novel is its individualised study of the creative universe of Un Chien Andalou, the themes that it deals with, its connection with its time and its subsequent influence.
As well as 2009 being the year that marks its 80th anniversary, the project aims to disentangle a complex web of relationships and meanings that surround the film and tackle it from a variety of perspectives with a pronounced Hispanic slant. This exhibition and the book offer an irrefutable vision of the uniqueness and significance of one of the milestones of visual arts in the 20th century.
The exhibition sets out to give an in-depth analysis of the film. It offers works and documents from many and varied disciplines: photographs, press cuttings, records, screenplays, magazines, objects and paintings. Also is of special importance is the audiovisual material: fragments of films (by Buñuel and other directors, both earlier and later), the restored version of the film itself and sound recordings of the day (interviews with Buñuel and Dalí).
In addition to the works, the mounting of the exhibition
itself offers a powerful visual content, with its design being a fundamental part.