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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1 The figure of the acephale Andre Masson would later draw to illustrate
Bataille's conception did not, however, lack a head; it was rather a body whose
skull had been displaced to take the place of - or to cover the genitals. The head,
that is, ...
... he uses Picasso to attack idealism: 'If the forms brought together by a painter
on a canvas had no repercussion, and for example, since we are speaking of
voracity - even in the intellectual order - if horrible shadows that collide in the
On the front of the coin, the head of a wild boar identi- f.'-d with Ogmius, the
Gaulish god of eloquence. Gold, actual s:.te 19 mm. 3. Stater of the Arebates
showing a complete dislocation vr.th primitive data. On the front is a very
indistinct head ...
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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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