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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18 Unlike the banality of so many avant-garde productions, Un chien andalou
grips the spectator from the start through its open-eyed and direct penetration into
horror. Such moments, whether in film, photography or painting, are few enough.
As with Andre Masson's 1927 sand paintings, so Dali has applied stones from an
actual beach to the surface of the painting, substituting a literal part of a real
beach for the pictorial signifier representing the beach. This painting, and another
Georges Bataille and Documents Dawn Ades Simon Baker, Fiona Bradley.
Eekehard Unger, The Hittitc Sphinx at the Museum of Constantinople
Biographical Dresses of Canada The Exhibition of French Painting at Fogg Art
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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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