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Panel Discussion: The Visit

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June 20 @ 5:30pm 6:30pm

In conjunction with our special exhibition The Visit by Yamandú Canosa, we invite you to join us for a discussion featuring the artist, Yamandú Canosa. Through a lively and engaging session, Canosa, along with Dalí Museum Chief Curator Dr. William Jeffett, will delve into the major themes of the exhibition and explore the profound connections between contemporary art and Surrealism.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Raymond James Community Room (registration required), with overflow seating available in the Will Raymund Theater.

Register to attend in person at the link below. This event is free, with limited capacity. An event ticket is required for entry. Gallery access is not included.

Yamandú Canosa

Yamandú Canosa
In the 1970s he began studying architecture in Montevideo and became involved in the Montevideo art scene, where he had his first solo exhibitions, and participated in several group exhibitions of Uruguayan art in Buenos Aires. In 1975 he moved to Barcelona, where he currently lives and works. Since then, his work has been shown in solo exhibitions in galleries, contemporary art centers and museums in Montevideo, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Salamanca, Figueres, Paris, Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles and Venice, among other cities.

His work has been selected to participate in group exhibitions of Spanish art at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (ESP), Sprengel Museum in Hannover (GER), Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico (USA), Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg (USA) and Bass Museum in Miami (USA).

In 2011 he presents at the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona (ESP) El árbol de los frutos diferentes, a retrospective of his last twenty years of work. In 2012 he participates in the 1st Montevideo Art Biennial (URU) with the installation Hay lugar. In 2015 he participates in Montevideo in El pensamiento oceánico, at the EAC (URU). In 2017 he presents the installation Archipiélago, in the exhibition Materia Prima -a selection of the contemporary art scene in Catalonia-, for the presentation of the new space of the Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Fabra i Coats (ESP)-, and in Panorama, at the Sala Subte in Montevideo (URU) -a selection of Uruguayan contemporary art-. In 2019, he represents Uruguay at the 58th Venice Biennale (IT) with the installation La casa empática.

Dr. William Jeffett

Dr. William Jeffett, Chief Curator
William received his Doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He also holds degrees from Oxford University, Yale University and University of Texas. Before joining The Dalí, he was Curator at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at University of East Anglia (UK). At The Dalí he is responsible for the direction, curation, organization and co-ordination of exhibition programs; writing and editing of exhibition catalogs and other interpretative material, including the interpretation of works by Dali; and research on the permanent collection. William contributes to the expansion of the collection through seeking and recommending acquisitions. He is an active researcher and writer both for The Dalí and for other museums, research institutes and universities. William has published numerous exhibition catalogs and articles devoted to Dalí and other related artists as well as contemporary art. He has curated many shows for the Museum and other important institutions including the Fundacio Joan Miro (Barcelona), Fundacio “La Caixa” (Madrid) and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid). William curated Dalí and Duchamp with Dawn Ades for The Dalí and Royal Academy (London).

Image: Yamandú Canosa at the Uruguay Pavilionin in the 58th Venice Biennale 2019. Photo: Marcelo Isarrualde. © Yamandú Canosa / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2022