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Definitely Dali Project - World Class Art in Vancouver
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DEFINITELY DALI PROJECT 2019

 

PLANTING THE SEEDS

The Definitely Dali Project was first introduced to Vancouver in 2014, as a means to expose Vancouverites to exciting, historic, world class, fine art. The mandate of the Project is to ensure that new and future generations may continue to experience the magic of the great Spanish Surrealist master, Salvador Dali.

The beginnings of the project saw several original, gallery sized, Salvador Dali sculptures exhibited in a gallery setting. Viewing of the exhibition has always been presented with no charge to the public.

Encouraged by the positive response, both the size and popularity of the exhibition grew over the next two years.


“TIME” TO GROW

In 2017, an exciting opportunity presented itself! In addition to the smaller sculptures, we were able to facilitate the loan and transportation of a much larger, bronze sculpture of the iconic, Salvador Dali melting clock. A very public downtown location was secured and Dance of Time welcomed everyone at the entrance to Lot 19 from May to October 2017. Standing at nearly 7 feet tall, the 860 lb sculpture was a sight to behold!

Dance of TimeClick here for complete international exhibition history of Dance of Time.

With the overwhelming response from both locals and visitors, we were encouraged to double our efforts and in May of 2018, two new Dali sculptures arrived in Vancouver. Over a million people visited the magnificent, golden, Woman Aflame as she stood proudly at Lot 19 for over 6 months.

Woman Aflame Click here for complete international exhibition history of Woman Aflame.

Meanwhile, the quirky and elegant Surrealist Piano welcomed admirers at the entrance to the new exhibition of both gallery sized sculptures and original graphic works by Salvador Dali, all FREE to the public!

Surrealist Piano Click here for complete international exhibition history of Surrealist Piano.

Fast forward to 2019, with plans underway to bring two new monumental sculptures to the people of our beautiful city. An original Dali statue titled Space Venus has been chosen to grace the featured spot at Hornby and West Hastings this year. Towering over Lot 19 at a height of 12 feet, this monumental sculpture is enigmatic and grandiose and oozes with classical femininity!

Space Venus

  
HERE WE GROW AGAIN

This year, a new location has been added to the scope of the Definitely Dali Project! Starting mid-May 2019, a new Vancouver street corner will come alive with the swirling, lacy skirts of the fabulous Dalinian Dancer. This elegant, Flamenco dancing sculpture will greet visitors in a little plaza at Alberni and Thurlow streets through-out the sunny, summer months.

Dalinian Dancer   
THE SURREAL FACTS

After boarding the ship in Italy, the two sculptures will travel across the vast, Atlantic Ocean, transit the historic Panama Canal, graze the coasts of Central America and Mexico, skim the California coastline and finally sail along the West Coast and into the Port of Vancouver.

Route

Before completing their journey in early May, the two sculptures will have traveled over 20,000 kilometers. That's not only a l-o-n-g journey, but a co$tly one too!

LET’S NOT DILLI-DALI

Up until now, we were able to cover the transportation costs for the sculptures coming in from Europe. This year however, the costs are dramatically higher due to the greater size and weight of the artwork.

INTRODUCING THE "ART IN THE CITY FOUNDATION"

As the Definitely Dali Project grows, so the scope of the responsibilities expands. This means the framework of the project has reached a new level which lead to the birth of the non-profit society, called Art in the City Foundation. The mandate of the Foundation is to exhibit world class art in cities' urban areas, with special focus on internationally known artists. The mission is to create free public access to these works of art and to engage individuals and communities to learning more about fine art.
 

HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN!

By sponsoring a few kilometers of the sculptures' journey from Europe, you can be an important part of this exciting project. For as little as $10, you can sponsor a 20 km section of the itinerary and help ensure fast and safe passage for these historic Dali monuments.
What’s more, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, by Chali-Rosso Art Gallery. As you can see, your contribution literally goes a long way!
   
WE SALV-ADORE YOU!
To show our appreciation for your support, your generosity will be rewarded with great karma and some wonderful gifts. (List of options on the right side)
  
DALI BANNER
Everyone who makes a donation will have the opportunity to add their name to the Dali banner that will be placed on the sculpture before the unveiling. Another great photo opportunity for you!

Gifts will be available for pick up in the gallery from the June 10th, 2019.

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Please share the Definitely Dali Project campaign through your social media and help us reach our goal so everyone can experience these fantastic sculptures in Vancouver.

  

DALI ON EXHIBIT
For the sixth year, Chali-Rosso Art Gallery will mount a fabulous, exhibition of over 100 original works of fine art, to coincide with the Definitely Dali Project. As in previous years, the exhibition will be for everybody to enjoy. This summer, bring your friends and family downtown to see the Monumental Dali sculptures, then stop by the gallery for the free Definitely Dali exhibition at Chali-Rosso Art Gallery. Another fun, FREE, Vancouver summer event!
I hope you share our vision to make Vancouver, our beautiful city, a welcoming home for this historic world class artwork.

Thank you so much for your support and see you this summer!

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EXHIBITION HISTORY: DANCE OF TIME

Paris, Espace Montmartre, 2004
Mexico City, Sumaya Museum, 2008
Shanghai, Zendai MOMA, 2009
Courchevel, Open Air Exhibition, 2009 – 2010
Singapore, Museum at Marina Bay Sands, 2011
Venice, Museo di Sant’Apollonia, 2011
Taipei, National Memorial Hall, 2012
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 2012 – 2013
Marseille, Galerie Mickael Marciano, 2013
Shanghai, Bund 18, 2015
Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, 2016
Vancouver, Chali-Rosso Gallery, Definitely Dali, 2017

  

EXHIBITION HISTORY: WOMAN AFLAME

Paris, Place Vendôme, 1995
Vienna, Palais Pallavicini, Dalí, 1997
Copenhagen, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Dalí, 1999
Savonlinna, Retretti Arts Center, Dalí, 2001
Singapore, Opera Gallery Singapore, 2006
Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, 2006
Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, 2008
Henley, Henley Festival, 2009
Courchevel, Galerie Bartoux, 2009 - 2010
New York, Time Warner Center, 2010 – 2011
Singapore, ArtScience Museum, 2011
Taipei, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 2012
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 20120-2013
Beijing, Yang Art Museum, 2018
Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, 2016
Pietrasanta, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, 2016
Vancouver, Chali-Rosso Gallery, Definitely Dali, 2018

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EXHIBITION HISTORY: SURREALIST PIANO

London, County Hall Gallery, 2000 - 2010
Paris, Espace Montmartre, 2004
Venice, Galleria San Marco, 2004
Singapore, Opera Gallery, 2006
Shanghai, The Shanghai Art Museum, 2009
London, Park Plaza Hotel, 2010
New York, Time Warner Center, 2010 – 2011
Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, 2016
Pietrasanta, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, 2016
Vancouver, Chali-Rosso Gallery, Definitely Dali, 2018

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$10 CAD
I am sponsoring 20 kilometers
Your Thank You Gift is a commemorative Salvador Dali themed fridge magnet and a Smart Wallet for your mobile phone.
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$25 CAD
I am sponsoring 50 kilometers
We thank you for your generous donation with a pair of Dali themed Sun Ray sunglasses.
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$50 CAD
I am sponsoring 100 kilometers
In appreciation, you will receive an all cotton T-shirt featuring an iconic Salvador Dali image.
(We do everything we can to provide the T-shirt with the colour on the image, however it can change due to availability)
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$100 CAD
I am sponsoring 200 kilometers
For your generous donation, you will receive a custom Business Briefcase featuring an iconic Salvador Dali image.
(We do everything we can to provide the briefcase with the colour on the image, however it can change due to availability)
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$500 CAD
I am sponsoring 1000 kilometers
In appreciation, your name will be engraved on the sponsorship plaque at the sculpture site, PLUS you receive "Dali's Surrealistic Cookery Book" and "Eccentric Wine Bible"
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$1,000 CAD
I am sponsoring 2000 kilometers
As a thank you for your generous donation, you will receive a 3 hour private event for 20 people (venue sponsored by Chali-Rosso Art Gallery), including wine and snacks. Share a fun evening in a beautiful environment with family, friends or business associates!
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$3,000 CAD
I am sponsoring 6000 kilometers
As a thank you for your generous donation, you will receive a 3 hour private event for 50 people (venue sponsored by Chali-Rosso Art Gallery), including wine and snacks. Share a fun evening in a beautiful environment with family, friends or business associates!
Your name will be engraved on the sponsorship plaque at sculpture, PLUS you will receive VIP status as YOU cut the ribbon at the sculpture unveiling. (One only!)
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