Colloquium and projection of the film “Raymond Roussel: Le Jour de Gloire” by Joan Bofill, with Hermes Salceda and Emmanuel Guigon

A documentary on Raymond Roussel, who inspired the surrealist group, Marcel Proust and countless novelists and artists of today, from Enrique Vila-Matas and Miquel Barceló to John Ashbery and Jan Svankmajer. Taking as our point of departure the film ''Impressions de la Haute Mongolie'' (1976), which Salvador Dalí and his director José Montes-Baquer dedicated to Roussel, different specialists including Michel Butor uncover the figure of this writer and poet on a journey through literature, music and the visual arts, taking us from Barcelona to Mallorca, Madrid, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the US. And from the microscopic ink-impregnated images to the most singular portrait of the human soul. 

The screening will be preceded by a colloquium with the participation of Joan Bofill, director of the film; Emmanuel Guigon, director of the Picasso Museum; and Hermes Salceda, professor and specialist in Raymond Roussel. 

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Thursday May 18th, at 7.00pm

Free entrance, limited seating Conference room of the Museu Picasso Plaça Sabartés, 1