Dali and Van Gogh to liven up Ankara

Dali and Van Gogh to liven up Ankara

Dali and Van Gogh to liven up Ankara

Ertuğrul Günay (L) and his wife Güten Günay at the Dali exhibition in Ankara. Photos, Haşim Kılıç

More than 100 works by iconic Spanish painter Salvador Dali went on display at Ankara’s Cer Modern Center in an exhibition launched by Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay.

The exhibition, which opened on March 22, includes 121 lithographs and watercolors from Dali’s print series “The Divine Comedy,” “Traces of Surrealism” and “Dinner with Gala,” which critics regard as exemplary of his symbolist and surrealist style.

Speaking at the opening, Günay praised Cer Modern’s efforts, while scolding art fans, students, and scholars for neglecting and insufficiently utilizing Ankara’s “only art center.”

The exhibition can be seen at the Cer Modern center in Ankara every day until May 20, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., except Mondays. On Thursdays, the exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cer Modern’s next big project -- the Van Gogh Alive Digital Art Exhibit -- is scheduled to open on Oct. 15. The digital “frameless” exhibition has been redefining the audience’s connection with art all around the globe, engaging all the senses using light, color and sound to challenge preconceived notions of what an art exhibit should be.

Synchronized with a powerful classical score, more than 3,000 Van Gogh paintings will be reflected with projectors on an enormous scale, making every detail of the art crystal clear.