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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These photographs were probably taken by the same 'Giraudon' credited in Jean
Babelon's article on Macedonian coins. 12 ( i. Didi-Huberman, I a Resemblance
Informe au legm savoir visuel selon Georges Bataille. 13 Ibid., pp. 89 96.
Animal 'primitive forms' - the gorilla in relation to the human, for example jostle
their so- called superiors, and in the same way the savage insurrection embodied
by Gaulish coins permanently threatens authority. Crucially, 'alterations of plastic
We know little about Bataille's interest in coins, a subject he appears not to have
pursued after publishing two essays in the journal: 'The Academic Horse' (1,
1929, translated in this book) and 'Base Materialism and Gnosticism' (1, 1930).
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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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