Fabrique des Lumières brings the psychedelic Works of Dalí and Gaudí to life
From 10 March onwards at Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam
The new immersive exhibition ‘Dalí: The Endless Enigma’. In this visual and musical spectacle, artist Salvador Dalí’s most famous psychedelic works come to life to the rhythm of the music of the legendary band Pink Floyd. The metre-high walls of the Purification Hall on the Westergasfabriek grounds then virtually disappear behind Dalí’s surreal and metaphysical landscapes. A second exhibition features the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí: ‘Gaudí: Architect of the Imaginary’. Visitors are taken on a journey between dream and reality through his modernist buildings, from Parc Güell to the Sagrada Família. Finally, the compelling film ‘Recoding Entropia’ by François Vautier will also be shown at The Studio.
Gianfranco Iannuzzi, exhibition creative director: “We have used state-of-the-art multimedia technologies for this exhibition. The senses are stimulated as we take the visitor into a musical, interactive experience, visual, and int. Using digital art combined with exceptional location enhances the overall experience. It lets visitors experience the work of Catalan artists Dalí and Gaudí in a new way.”
Dalí: The Endless Enigma (30 min)
The new exhibition ‘Dalí, The Endless Enigma’ includes dozens of works drawn from more than 60 years of Dalí’s work. Visitors follow a thematic route consisting of surrealist and metaphysical landscapes. Paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films and archive footage show his obsessions with the strange and the supernatural. Dalí was known for rejecting logic and reason in his compositions. His wife Gala was his great muse, and Dalí’s visual imagery was further shaped by the landscapes of his childhood, European avant-garde artists and the theatre. The works are displayed and come to life on the floors and ten-metre-high walls. Every detail of brushstrokes, lines, and material is visible. To the music of Pink Floyd, visitors are immersed in a floating, peaceful, but also the disturbing world.
Gaudí: Architect Of The Imaginary (10 min.)
Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s work was a great inspiration for Dalí. Gaudí’s ‘whimsical and provocative’ works from the early 20th century were also championed by Dalí. Gaudí’s work forms the second exhibition. Through life-size images of his modernist buildings, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey between dream and reality, from Parc Güell to Casa Batlló, via Casa Milà, to the Sagrada Familia. The art centre’s walls feature hyperbolic vaults, sloping columns and undulating facades interspersed with organic motifs and mosaics of glass and ceramics. An imaginary city is created to the music of American composer Gershwin.
Music by Pink Floyd
The legendary music of the British band Pink Floyd carries Dalí’s exposition. The rock band made its mark on music history with its technological experiments. Formed in 1965, Pink Floyd pushed the boundaries of music, inventing new sounds and experimenting with visual and musical techniques. Their concerts were always a spectacle using lavish pyrotechnic effects, psychedelic lighting and lasers. The compositions contained references to art, film and literature from the 1970s and embodied the spirit of a thriving counterculture.
Recoding Entropia (10 min.)
The Fabrique des Lumières Studio will host the immersive audiovisual experience of ‘Recoding Entropia’. This film by François Vautier is a game of surprise and confusion. In doing so, it challenges the visitor to test the limits of the imagination. Forget space, forget time and discover a new reality.
The exhibition will be on display from 10 March 2023. Tickets are available at www.fabrique-lumieres.com.
- Adults 18 years and older: € 16
- Students, CJP/EYC: € 13,-
- Youth 5 to 17 years: € 12,-
- Children under 5: free
Address & opening hours
Pazzanistraat 37, Amsterdam (on the Westergasterrein)
The exhibition can be visited daily from:
Monday – Thursday 9:30 – 17:00
Friday – Saturday 9:30 – 21:00
Sunday 9:30 – 18:00