Surrealism Beyond Borders

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Open: Sat-Mon 10am-5pm, Thu-Fri 12noon-7pm with advance booking

1000 Fifth Avenue, NY 10028, New York, USA
Open: Sat-Mon 10am-5pm, Thu-Fri 12noon-7pm with advance booking


Surrealism Beyond Borders

New York

Surrealism Beyond Borders
to Sun 30 Jan 2022
Sat-Mon 10am-5pm, Thu-Fri 12noon-7pm with advance booking

A telephone receiver that morphs into a lobster. A miniature train that rushes from a fireplace.

These are just a few of the familiar images associated with Surrealism, a revolutionary idea sparked in Paris around 1924 that asserted the unconscious and dreams over the familiar and every day. While Surrealism could generate often poetic and even humorous works, it was also taken up as a far more serious weapon in the struggle for political, social, and personal freedom, and by many more artists around the world.

Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but knowledge of the movement has been formed primarily through a Western European focus. This exhibition reconsiders the true “movement” of Surrealism across boundaries of geography and chronology—and within networks that span Eastern Europe to the Caribbean, Asia to North Africa, and Australia to Latin America. Including almost eight decades of work produced across 45 countries, Surrealism Beyond Borders offers a fresh appraisal of these collective concerns and exchanges—as well as historical, national, and local distinctions—that will recast appreciation of this most revolutionary and globe-spanning movement.

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