Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille's revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth-century masterpieces by Picasso, Miró, Dalí, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.
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, Dalí, Miró, 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. Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London
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Ethnographic and tLs replacement by the ... 1930s.1 But ethnography, at the time
an ill-defined field that stretched from physical anthropology to European folklore,
... was more entitled to claim the field of ethnography than any of his French
colleagues on the DOCUMENTS board, and it ... with Lilian Meffre, that in the
journal he held authority on ethnographic matters.6 For there are degrees even
in what, ...
'The time was not well-chosen for a lecture on ethnography, so I didn't insist.
Nevertheless, I think that it might be useful here to provide some explanations
about a barbaric custom still practiced in this whole part of Africa.'20 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