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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i had the distinct sense not at all literary, but truly spontaneous that I had offered a
sacrifice, with all that this word implies of the mystical and intoxicating." Such was
the revelation that Michel Leiris claimed to have experienced, having just spilt ...
sociology and the comparative study of religions in the late nineteenth century. In
this vast literature, 'sacrifice', closely tied to the concepts of the 'sacred' and the '
numinous' (a neologism coined by Rudolf Otto in 1917, referring to the power of ...
13) and John the Baptist, beheaded directly or indirectly by beautiful women.7
For Leiris sacrifices are always allied to eroticism. The sacred became more
rather than less important to Bataille after the demise of DOCUMENTS - in 1936
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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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