10 Corso Como Gallery in Milan, initiated 1990 by Carla Sozzani, has opened a branch in New York and is dedicating its second exhibition to the friendship between Swiss photographer Jean Clemmer (Neuchâtel, 1926 – Paris, 2001) and surrealist Salvador Dalí (Figueres, 1904 – 1989), which was curated by Fondazione Sozzani in collaboration with the Jean Clemmer Archive and its Director Hélène Clemmer Heidsieck.
On display in two areas are 42 prints from Dalí’s series “Mises en scène” (1962 – 1967) and “Metamorphoses” (1970 – 1995) as well as photos created during the film shoot for “Le Divin Dalí” (1964), a short film tragically destroyed shortly upon completion.
Clemmer and Dalí met in 1962, and they began their photographic collaboration at the home of Dali and his muse Gala in Spain's Port Lligat.
“The exhibition is not to be missed as many images on display are rare works from projects that were tragically destroyed. This includes extraordinary behind-the-scenes unpublished prints taken on the set of the short film “Le Divin Dalí”, which was destroyed in a fire while still in the lab. The duo’s collaboration spans across disciplines and plays on themes of perspective, reality and otherworldliness. Clemmer’s prints are the only testimony to the surrealist work and collaboration between Clemmer and Dalí,” Rachel Glicksberg (Contributing Writer at Vogue Italia + 10 Corso Como) tells us about the exhibition.
Salvador Dalí, Jean Clemmer: An Encounter, a Work
16 November, 2018 – 3 February, 2019
10 Corso Como Gallery, Fulton Market Building, 1 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038