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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Its genesis can be traced back almost 30 years, to the time of the 1978 exhibition
Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, which has proved to be a landmark show both
in terms of the Hayward's exhibition history and for surrealist studies in general.
Whilst DOCUMENTS contained none of the manifesto- style tracts declaiming
colonial politics that appeared in surrealist publications, it did avoid the racist
caricatures common to its mainstream European competitors.8 In 1930 the ...
150) A CORPSE In February 1929, Andre Breton, the head of the surrealist group
in Paris, wrote to leading artists, writers and intellectuals on the subject of the
possibility of collective action. In the context of the shift of several key members of
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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
E PEACE Martin CaigerSmifh 174 JACOUES ANORE BO1FEARO Ian Walker
DOCTRINES TThe Appearance of Things Simon Baker MAX ERNSTS HUNOREOHEAOLESS WOMAN Translation Robert Oesnos
ARCHAEOLOGY CEO Miller 2D8 CINEMA Michael Richardson
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Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
Dawn Ades,Simon Baker,Hayward Gallery
Fragmentweergave - 2006