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Exhibition's display. Ph Lorenzo Palmieri for Electa

Over 400 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, jewels and illustrated books from museums, foundations and private collections, in Italy and abroad.

Among these: the GAM in Turin, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Ca ‘Pesaro Museum in Venice, the Tate Gallery in London, the Center Pompidou in Paris, the Cantini Museum in Marseille, the State Museums and the Arp Foundation in Berlin, the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid.

As in a great Wunderkammer, and in analogy with the universe of Max Ernst, the exhibition and the catalogue, challenge visitors to try their hand at fascinating and intriguing games of perception between amazement and wonder, where logic and formal harmony go hand in hand to impenetrable enigmas, where works, techniques and constellations of symbols lead beyond painting.

A series of collateral events will animate the opening months of the exhibition, first of all the review on Max Ernst, Surrealism and Cinema created in collaboration with the MIC, Fondazione Cineteca Italiana.


an exhibition by of the Municipality of Milan Culture, Palazzo Reale and Electa with the collaboration of Madeinart

curated by Martina Mazzotta and Jürgen Pech

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