Ferran Adria Exhibition

May 25, 2016

The Dalí Museum Announces Fall Exhibition Featuring the Culinary and Performative Work of Ferran Adria

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 25, 2016) – This fall, visitors will immerse themselves in the transcendent nature of food as The Dalí presents the special exhibition “Ferran Adria: The Invention of Food.”

Widely celebrated for changing the landscape of gastronomy, renowned chef and restaurateur Ferran Adria changed cooking in the same way Salvador Dalí changed art. “Adria looked so deeply and experimented so fundamentally with what was possible in creating food, that in a sense, he rediscovered it,” said Dr. Hank Hine, Dalí Museum Director.

Ferran Adria’s journey to worldwide recognition began on Spain’s Costa Brava, just a few miles from Dali’s home, at his restaurant El Bulli where he advanced the use of transformative, avant-garde cooking. Under Adria’s leadership, El Bulli earned three Michelin stars and was voted the number one restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine. Adria is the author of several cookbooks, co-developer of a Harvard University course entitled “Science and Cooking,” and head of the elBullifoundation, a nonprofit in Barcelona focused on the exploration of creativity.

The Dalí Museum’s exhibition will showcase the culinary work of Adria with breathtaking images of his creations paired with their inspirations from the natural world, creative notebooks elaborating Adria’s innovating thinking, and tableware and serve-ware designed by Adria. Dali’s food-inspired paintings and flatware he designed will also be presented.

Both Salvador Dalí and Ferran Adria are known for their groundbreaking imaginations, each aiming to transform the experience of their medium. Hine remarked, “Ferran astounds your expectations as Dalí does, and he uses the medium of food to ask questions about the world and the way we see it.”

Visitors can experience Adria’s genius firsthand – he created a lobster gazpacho dish in honor of the Museum that will be available exclusively at The Dalí’s Café Gala. Audiences will also have opportunities to appreciate food as more than nourishment through special culinary events in homage to Adria (to be announced).

Ferran Adria: The Invention of Food is organized by The Dalí and curated by Dr. William Jeffett, Special Exhibitions Curator of The Dalí; with production assistance from Fundacion Telefonica and elBullifoundation; support from Estrella Damm; and additional support from the Government of Catalonia.


Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination
Continuing through June 12, 2016, visitors can explore the immersive exhibition “Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination.” Presented through a multimedia wonderland of original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio – this comprehensive exhibition showcases two vastly different icons who were drawn to each other through their unique personalities, their enduring friendship, and their collaboration on the animated short Destino. Included in the exhibit is the international sensation, Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality experience that lets viewers go inside a famous Dalí work. Learn more and explore a 360 video version of Dreams of Dali.

Horst: Photographs – Fashion and Surrealism
On July 2, 2016 The Dalí will open an alluring exhibition featuring the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), who ranked alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the last century’s leading photographers. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, Horst’s photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden becoming renowned as a master of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion. This special exhibition will feature 180 works including original vintage photographs, sketches, films, letters, cameras and large-scale color prints made for the show. Horst: Photographs – Fashion and Surrealism will run through Sept 6. More at TheDali.org/horst.

The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art.

The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the world’s attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it was listed by AOL Travel News as “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime.”

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727-823-3767 or visit TheDali.org.

Lorin Augeri, LAugeri@paradiseadv.com, 954.815.2156