"Surrealism and Art: Image and Reality" Exhibition

Utsunomiya Museum of Art

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The Surrealism movement is one of the representative artistic and cultural movements of the 20th century that began around 1920. The movement began within French literature, eventually spread into the various realms of art, ideology, society across national borders and still strongly influences how we see and feel things.

In Japan, works by popular artists such as Magritte, Dali and Miro are known as Surrealism. The biggest impact that Surrealism had on art is the re-discovery of the power of "image". Surrealism is realism with a new dimension. Images are not reproduced as we see them before our eyes, but drawn faithfully to reflect the images on our spiritual screens. The hope was to portray "genuine reality" by liberating the imagination unlimitedly and abandoning rational, aesthetic and moral preconceptions,

This exhibition comprises 3 parts. The 120 works on display include those by Surrealist artists; De Chirico and Dada; Art Informel and Arte Povera artists; Japanese contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Misato Nara; and advertising art.

• Related Events

-Lecture and Reading "Fortune of the Soul of Language"
May 27th, 14:00- (Doors open at 13:30)

-Gallery Talk
Every Saturday during exhibition, 14:00-

[Image: (c) 2007 Estate of Yves Tanguy/ARS, New York/SPDA, Tokyo]

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From 2007-04-21 To 2007-06-17
Open April 30th, closed May 1st.

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