"Surrealism and Photography: Beauty Convulsed" Exhibition

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for "Surrealism and Photography: Beauty Convulsed" Exhibition

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Since their inaugural manifesto published by Andre Breton in 1924, Surrealism slowly grew to become the 20th century's largest art movement. From their base in Paris, the movement spread internationally, influencing everything from visual art to advertising and fashion. This exhibition focuses on the relationship between surrealism and photography, and introduces the unique visual world that brought about a revolution in artistic expression throughout the previous century. These photographs look back on the artistic paths of a multi-dimensional movement by continuing to throw new light on this influential artistic school.

Open lectures
Speaker: Kunio Iwaya (professor, Meiji Gakuin)
Part one: "Man Ray and the Discovery of 'objets'"
April 26th (Sat), 14:00-
Part two: "Nadja, Paris, beauty convulsed"
April 26th (Sat), 16:00-
Part three: "Surrealism in the 1930s"
April 27th (Sun), 14:00-
Part four: "Travel, hyperreality and the magic of the everyday"
April 27th (Sun), 16:00-

-Open to all ticket holders on a first-come first-serve basis. -Passes will be given out at the counter on the 1st floor from 10:00 on the day of the talk.

Related symposium ("Surrealism's Universe")
April 20th (Sun) Part one, 14:00-/Part two, 16:00-
Venue: 1st floor Hall

-Open to all ticket holders on a first-come first-serve basis. -Passes will be given out at the counter on the 1st floor from 10:00 on the day of the talk.

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Schedule

From 2008-03-15 To 2008-05-06

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Reviews

Rachel Carvosso tablog review

Surrealism out of the Dark Room

The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography looks at the role photography had to play in the Surrealist movement.

karl: (2008-03-22 at 08:03)

The exhibition contains photographs from European Surrealists and a few Japanese. Somehow the print materials was more interesting than the photos themselves. Someone who would have a first contact with surrealism lack a lot of context to really enjoy the exhibition. The curator could have designed a better museography of this exhibition.

The big non sense of it, was Atget photos. Was it an exhibition on the surrealism or on Atget photos in Paris. The proximity in time and the fact that one of his photos was published in a surrealism print don't make it an essential part of this movement. André Breton would be in shock ;) as he used to be.

Go for seeing a few pieces but jump the boring parts. I hope the conference cycle was/is better.


tunes: (2008-04-13 at 10:04)

http://blog.livedoor.jp/tunes1/archives/51980116.html
アジェ、マン・レイ、ブラッサイ、スタイケン、日本からは安井仲治などの素晴らしい写真を見ることが出来ました。

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