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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The head , that is , had been deprived of its features and rendered anonymous ,
in the process becoming an energy field . ... display , the museum deprives them
of their power in a manner corresponding with how the guillotine cuts off heads .
Explanation of the images ( see pp . 46 - 47 , 87 ] : 1 . Stater of Philippe II of
Macedonia ( 359 - 336 BC ) . Biga driven by Nike . On the front , the head of
Apollo . One of the most commonly found coins of Greek antiquity . Gold , actual
size 17 ...
Anon, Roman Egypt Gods with Duck Heads, Magical Engraved Gem or 'Magical
Amulet', 3'd - 4* C. Chalcedony 2.7 ... *54) Hans Arp Head (Tele), 1929 Painted
wood relief 67 x 56.5 Private collection Rau 179 C DACS 2006 60 (p. 157) Hans
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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