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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ARCHAEOLOGY. C.F.B.. Miller. Left to right: DOCUMENTS, 5, 1929 Spread from
DOCUMENTS, 2, 1030 DOCUMENTS was split from the start. Georges Bataille
dedicated his imaginative life to violent transgression, excess, eroticism and ...
The unusual catholicity of this framework Deonna meant 'art' in the broadest
sense - would encompass even an archaeology of the present. We know that in
1928 Bataille read Deonna,4 whose understanding of the archaeological object
as 'a ...
Editorial strategy subsumes professional archaeology. DOCUMENTS inhabits a
genealogy of counter-cultural (an)archaeological thinking, traceable through
Nietzsche to the Asiatic nomadic war-machine of Gilles Deleuze and Félix
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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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