Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
Hayward Gallery, 2006 - 271 pagina's
In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille—poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism—used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dali, Miro, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from DOCUMENTS accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, Undercover Surrealism recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's Three Dancers back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader.
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99) and Bataille's Critical Dictionary entry on 'Abattoir'.16 This text links the
slaughterhouse to temples of bygone eras and evokes 'the ominous grandeur
typical of those places in which blood flows'; photos and text relate to Bataille's
Bataille 's Critical Dictionary entry 'Formless' (7, 1929) is in part set against this
background of debates about form and meaning in modern art. Posing as a
challenge to philosophv as such it argues that: '...for academics to be happy, the ...
OMELEITES. In his Critical Dictionary entry 'Sun' (7, 1930), Zdenko Reich reports
on a February village fete in the French Alps devoted to the making, offering and
consumption of omelettes. His account of this thanksgiving sun ritual fits into the ...
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Art historian Ades, the author of several books on Surrealism and Dadaism, and Baker (art history, Univ. of Nottingham), a member of the editorial group of theOxford Art Journal , here tell the story ... Volledige review lezen
DOCTRINES The Appearance of Things Simon Baker
ARCHAEOLOGY CFB Miller
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