Marc Chagall - A Tale of Two Worlds
The exhibition “Marc Chagall. A Tale of Two Worlds. From the collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem”, hosted at the MUDEC will approach Chagall’s works from a new point of view, placing them in the context of his cultural background, made possible by the extraordinary collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The exhibition will feature a selection of over 100 works, most of which were donated by the artist's family and friends, and will be dedicated in particular to Chagall’s graphic works and his activity as a book illustrator.
It will highlight some of the fundamental themes of the artist’s life and creative work: from his roots in his native Vitebsk (in present-day Belarus), described with love and nostalgia in the series My Life, to the encounter with his beloved wife Bella Rosenfeld, whose books he later illustrated.
These books, titled Burning Lights and First Encounter and From My Notebooks, are dedicated to Bella’s memories of life in a traditional Jewish community and were published after her premature death.
Chagall’s original drawings for the books will be displayed in the exhibition.
The exhibition project will place these works in the cultural context from which they sprang: the language, the religious customs, and the social conventions of the Yiddish Jewish community, just like the colors and shapes that Chagall assimilated as a child and which he best expressed as an adult. It will also explore the relationship in Chagall’s works between art and literature and between language and content.
When: 12 April 2022 at 6.15PM
- H 6.00PM: Meeting with the tour guide outside the MUDEC building
- H 6.15PM: Beginning of the guided tour of the Chagall exhibition
- Duration: 60 min. ca.
- Language: ENG
- Available spots: 25
Participation fee: 10,00€
How to register: Registrations by paying the participation fee through the Bocconi University's online payment platform. Please note! Click on "Access as BOCCONI USER" and select the product "Mostra di Chagall".
Please note that the ticket purchase is limited to one person only.
The activity will be open also to Faculty and Staff Members, but priority will be given to students.
The Super Green Pass and an Identity Document are required to enter the MUDEC.