Undercover Surrealism  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikiquote
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Undercover Surrealism was an exhibition that ran at the Hayward Gallery from May 11 to July 30 2006. It explored the ’subversive climate’ of the dark undercurrent within Surrealism in the late 1920s spearheaded by Georges Bataille. The exhibition draws together work by Picasso, Miro, Masson, Giacometti as well as imagery from DOCUMENTS, the magazine Bataille edited from 1929 to 1930.

The exhibition was described as "..a shocking and bizarre juxtaposition of art, ethnography, archaeology and popular culture in such a way that overturned conventional notions of ‘primitive’ and ‘ideal’.

Bataille described himself as Surrealism’s ‘enemy from within’… ," see here.

See also

Bibliography

  • Ades, Dawn, and Simon Baker, Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS. (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2006).





Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Undercover Surrealism" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools