Though the matter had not yet been explored in an exhibition, Yves Klein had développe a keen interest for Australian Aboriginal art and culture. The likeness between the works of Yves Klein and his counterparts from the antipodes operates on several levels. From the very first public presentations of his Anthropometries – these prints of bodies previously coated with paint and applied directly to the canvas – Klein’s work has been associated with cave paintings: doesn’t the gesture of making a coloured print, of a hand for example, go back to the dawn of time?
It was a close examination of shamanic-like youthful drawings, stored in the Yves Klein Archives in Paris, which historians had not yet been able to make sense of, that led to their recent recognition as reproductions of Aboriginal artworks. Based on these new findings, "Dream into other people's dreams" aims to open up a sensitive, poetic path towards this primordial brotherhood of consciousness, of which only artists are capable of revealing the evidence.