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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In many regards, the two years during which DOCUMENTS was published were
also a parenthesis between the two ethnographic missions that Marcel Griaule
headed in Ethiopia or, more precisely, the part of Ethiopia associated with the ...
Robert Desnos, Image of the Eye 2) Georges Bataille, Cannibal Delicacy 3)
Marcel Griaule, E\il Eye 4) The Eye in the French Academy Michel Ijjiris.
Civilization Andre SchaelTher, The 'Lew Leslie's Black Birds' at the Moulin Rouge
127) Marcel Griaule Silhouettes et graffiti abyssins, 1930 Facsimile published by
Maissoneuve & Larose, Paris, 2001 Private collection, London 162 Charles
Leger Courbet selon les caricatures et les images, 1920 Published by Paul ...
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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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