Undercover surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
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. "Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London"
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importance when considering claims made for the ways that images work in
DOCUMENTS, claims often rooted in Bataille's philosophical writings. Before
considering this rather uneven critical terrain, much of which turns on the concept
of the ...
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Monde', 1930 (cat. ... most critical components of DOCUMENTS' politics of
representation: as much an attack on the contemporary rhetoric of image-use and
Masson, of course, went with Eli Lotar when the latter photographed the abattoir
of La Villette, the images of which accompany Georges Bataille's short Critical
Dictionary text on the slaughterhouse ('Abattoir', 6, 1929). In Masson's painting ...
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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
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Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
Dawn Ades,Simon Baker,Hayward Gallery
Fragmentweergave - 2006