Surrealismus in Paris

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Edited by: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Dr. Philippe Büttner Texts by: Dr. Philippe Büttner, Prof. Robert Kopp, Annabelle Görgen, Philip Rylands, Dr. Julia Drost, Quentin Bajac, Ioana Jimborean, Ulf Küster, Dr. Valentina Locatelli, Guido Magnaguagno, Marlen Schneider, Jonas Storsve, Oliver Wick Graphic Design: Marie Lusa German 2011, 290 Pages, 304 Ills. Hardcover 310mm x 251mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3160-7
| New documentation of the origins, history, and current impact of Surrealism

Surrealism arose during the period between the two World Wars and became one of the most influential artistic and literary movements of the twentieth century. Profoundly marked by the senseless experiences of World War I, the Surrealists, under the leadership of André Breton, took off “on a passionate search for freedom in all of its forms.” By incorporating the subconscious into the creative process, they developed completely new forms of expression. Simultaneously, they invented radically new ways of exhibiting their art. To this day, this presentational tradition is carried on in both private collections and public museums. Featuring exemplary works by prominent Surrealists—from Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, and Joan Miró to René Magritte, Yves Tanguy, and Meret Oppenheim—the reader will experience characteristically Surrealist modi operandi as well as Surrealist strategies. It is not only contemporary artists who find sources of inspiration and contemporary references in Surrealism. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3161-4)



Exhibition schedule: Fondation Beyeler, Basel / Riehen, October 2, 2011–January 29, 2012