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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DOCUMENTS 1930 1i 193° Georges Bataille, Base Materialism and Gnosticism
Marcel Griaule, Illustrated Legend of the Queen of Sheba Jacques Baron,
Jacques Lipchitz Jiujiro Nakaya, Neolithic Figurines from Japan Robert Desnos.
176; Jacques-Andre Boiflard (1903-61) Big Toe, 30- Year -Old Male Subject (
Gros Orteil, Sujet Masculinyo arts), 1929 Silver gelatin print 31 x 23.9 Centre
Pompidou, Paris. Musee national d'art modernc Centre de creation industrielle.
Departement des Estampes et de la Photographic Na 250+ 94(P-'°5) Jacques
Lipchitz (1891—1973) Sculpture. i915 Bronze 93.7 x 22 x 18.5 Marlborough
International Fine Art 95 (P- io5) Jacques I.iprhitz Standing Figure (Personnage ...
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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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