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The exhibition: I see for it is Night, Toyen(Marie Čermínová)

Prague, Museum Kampa, the exhibition is on view until January 3 , 2016.

 

Museum Kampa presented, on september 5th , the exhibition I see for it is Night of Czech surrealist Marie Čermínová better known under the name Toyen. For this exibition paintings were carefully selected from many significant state and private Czech and Parisian collections.

 The viewer will have the opportunity to see Toyen’s artworks from early surrealist period but also works created during the Second World War and works from the late sixties. Key artworks from the pre-war period will be presented- paintings Foundering in a Dream, Man of Glue and probably most famous and one of the most frequently reproduced paintings of Czech modern art- painting Dream. The exhibition will also include paintings Toyen created during Nazi occupation as the paintings created after she left France. Painting Midday-Midnight , which was specially admired by the Parisian surrealists of that time is also included as a highlight of her final creative years.

The author of monograph and the exhibition is PhDr Karel Srp.

The exhibition is on view until January 3 , 2016.

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The exhibition: The Language of Dreams

Kork, Crawford Gallery, the exhibition is open until February 6 2016

Brian Boydell, Limestone Composition (Kompozicija od krečnjaka), 1944.
Image courtesy of the Boydell family

The exhibition The Language of Dreams, opened on October 2nd 2015  at the Crawford Gallery, will explore the influence of surrealism on Irish and British art. Importance of dreams and unconcious the exhibition will present from the influences of early simbolism to Jungian and Freudian theory.

Early paintings by Brian Boydell and Thurloe Conolly will be a highlight of the exhibition. Great influence of the White Stag group on the Irish and British art will be shown through the work of Colin Middleton, Hilda Roberts, Nevill Johnson, Patrick Hennessy and others.

The exhibition is open until february 6 2016.

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The exhibition: The Indestructible Lee Miller

Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, the exhibition is open until February 14 2016

Man Ray, Solarized Portrait of Lee Miller. Paris, France. 1930, Vintage gelatin Silver print, © Man Ray Trust /Artist Rights Sociaty (ARS), NY/ADAGP, Paris/TELIMAGE - 2015

Since october 4th at Art Museum Fort Lauderdale visitors can see exhibition The Indestructible Lee Miller. The exhibition considers Miller’s life from multiple perspectives revealing to us interesting details from this artist’s lifestory.

Featuring more than 90 works, the exhibition reveals how her experience as a model for Vogue and for Man Ray influenced her photographic work. as the assistant, collaborator and muse of surrealist artist Man Ray in the 1930s; and as a pioneering fine art, fashion, and war photographer whose images of liberation of Paris, and Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps were among the most powerful photographs of World War II

The Indestructible Lee Miller is organized by the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, in partnership with NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

The exhibition will be open until February 14 2016.

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The exhibition: The Secret World of Marcel Jean

New York, Elkon Gallery, the exhibition is on view until December 23, 2015.

 

Marcel Jean, Le Pare-Brise,1980.

Marcel Jean (1900-1994) joined surrealist group in Paris in 1932 . During the Second World War, he lived and worked in Budapest- until his return to Paris in 1944 where he stayed till the end of his life. Jean exhibited in all of the major International Surrealism exhibitions - Brussels, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo…

Besides painting and making surrealist objects, Jean was also a skilled writer- considered  by many, one of the most important stydies of Surrealism is his The History of Surrealist Painting, published in Paris in 1959.

The exhibition will show to series of Jean’s paintings. First seria was created in late seventies an early eighties in watercolor and guash technique. Second seria is from the early seventies and contains  smaller mixed media paintings made in artist’s self-invented technique- flottage.

The exhibition is on view from November 7th through December 23rd , 2015.

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The exhibition: Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York

Hirshhorn museum, the exhibition will be opened till February 15, 2016.

Salvador Dalí, Lobster Telephone, 1938. West Dean College, part of The Edward James Foundation Group. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2015.

The first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of surrealist sculpture brings together more than 100 works created by more than 20 artists from France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain. Curator of this exhibition, opened on October 29th in Hirshhorn museum, is Valerie Fletcher. Exhibition reveals the totality of surrealist sculpture by highlighting two main approaches organic abstraction or biomorphism and found-object assemblages, which originated in Marcel Duchamp’s Assisted Readymades.  Exhibition Marvelous Objects also unifies into a single narrative the international development of surrealism in Europe and the United States.

Among the 85 sculptures in the exhibition  Duchamp’s Why Not Sneeze, Rose Sélavy?, 1921; Alberto Giacometti’s Woman with Her Throat Cut, 1932; Man Ray’s Object to be Destroyed, 1933;

The exhibition will be opened till February 15, 2016.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW 
Washington, D.C. 20560
USA 
Hours: Monday–Sunday 10am–5:30pm 
hirshhorn.si.edu 

 

 

Artists

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Oskar Davičo

Serbian poet, novelist and essayist. He was participant in cultural life in the interwar period as one of the main protagonists of avant-garde movements. He was one of the founders of the Belgrade Surrealist group. As a member of the Communist Party actively participate in political life.

Publications

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Nemoguće/l'imposible

The first joint publication of Belgrade Surrealists, almanac Impossible-L'impossible published in Belgrade in May 1930. Beyond the basic circulation, also was printed 160 copies on the deluxe paper, of which 25 copies were signed and numbered, and as quoted in the imprint contained one original contribution.

Surrealism

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Reception of the Serbian Surrealism

In the exhibition held in 1969 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, entitled Nadrealizam―Socijalna umetnost 1929-1950 (Surrealism―Social Art 1929-1950), the work of the Belgrade Surrealists was reconstructed, studied and exhibited as a whole for the first time.