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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Rouch, a controversial anthropological filmmaker, trained and worked on the
expedition that originated with Marcel Griaule's Dakar-Djibouti mission, the
departure of which was heralded in the final issues of DOCUMENTS. Rouch's
film can ...
Griaule carried out his first mission to the country in 1928 and 1929 with Marcel
Larget. Upon his return to ... on a temporary basis. The second expedition was
the Dakar-Djibouti Mission, which lasted two years, from May 1931 to March
During his first mission, Griaule stayed mostly in the northwestern province of
Godjam whose leader, Ras Haylou, was ... the first part of the Dakar-Djibouti
Mission in western colonial Africa: do not count on the natives to salvage their
past (that ...
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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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