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Arts Dalí/Duchamp Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts Dalí/Duchamp Exhibition

On October 7, one week before the Global Chess Festival, the Royal Academy of Arts in London opens a special exhibition of two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí.

These two great 20th-century artists challenged the conventional views of art and life. They shared artistic interests – amongst them eroticism, language, optics and games. The game of chess was a bond in their friendship and the subject of their inspiration and many artworks.

From 1923 Marcel Duchamp's main interest was chess, he became a chess master, played in the French Championships and represented the French national team in the Chess Olympiads. One of his passionate quotes: "I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists."

Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida, in collaboration with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and the Association Marcel Duchamp. The exhibition will be open in Weston Galleries, Burlington House until 3 January 2018.


Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
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