Magritte. La Linea della vita (IT)
Texts by Xavier Canonne, Julie Waseige, Guido Comis
2018 MASI Lugano/Amos Rex
Magritte. La Ligne de vie
Curated by Guido Comis, Julie Waseige, Xavier Canonne
The Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana retraces the life of René Magritte through an exceptional selection of his works, offering an understanding of the origin and inspiration of the immensely popular artist’s work. The exhibition refers to the conference that Magritte held on November 20, 1938 at the Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp. Entitled La Ligne de vie, this was one of the very rare occasions where the artist spoke publicly on his work. Over the course of an hour, through twenty images, Magritte paid homage to André Breton and the Belgian Surrealists, but above, all he explained the genesis of his art and revealed the bedrock that enabled him to transform everyday objects into something shocking.