The exposition for the first time covers almost 50 years of the author’s creative life, who managed to become not only a talented representative of the surrealist movement, but also play a leading role in 20th century European fine art. The exhibition will present more than 120 works by Meret Oppenheim: paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, designer samples of jewelry and furniture. Visitors will see a large selection of works by artists who are close in spirit, including Jean Arp, Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Leonora Fini, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Dora Maar, Dieter Roth, Jean Tingheli and Daniel Spoerri.
Meret Oppenheim in the early years of her creative life in Switzerland, when she was supported by Karl Gustav Jung himself, described and illustrated her own dreams, which became a source of inspiration throughout her life. In 1932, the artist went to Paris, where she developed her own artistic language with links to mythology and dreams, literary sources, Jungian psychoanalysis and gender stereotypes. Meret found her place in the history of art, preserving her originality, sensitivity and creative freedom among the leading avant-garde artists of the time, such as Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Andre Breton and Jean Arp.