Writing Dalí: The Artist's Letters, Poetry, and Manifestos

Monday, June 30, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

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This program showcases a range of Salvador Dalí's provocative and poetic writings, from his opinions on art and popular culture and his well-known explanations of Surrealist practice (including his so-called paranoid-critical method) to unpublished and newly-translated texts. Performers read the artist's poetry, diary entries, musings about New York, letters, interviews, and film scripts, as well as his notorious 1928 Manifest Groc (Yellow Manifesto). Participants include performance artist Laurie Anderson, former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic, Academy Award nominee David Strathairn, Wooster Group founding member Kate Valk, and others.

The education programs accompanying Dalí: Painting and Film are supported in part by The Catalan Center at New York University, an affiliate of the Institut Ramon Llull.

In conjunction with the exhibition Dalí: Painting and Film

In the Film exhibition Salvador Dalí: Creator/Collaborator

Tickets ($10; members $8; students and seniors $5) are available online, or at the lobby information desk, the Film desk, or the Cullman Building lobby.