poster for Jeux Surrealisme

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Emerging in post WWI France Surrealism quickly came to spread its international influence, developing into one of the greatest art movements of the 20th Century. In opening ones eyes the world of dreams, the unconscious, and illogical the proponents of this model sought out a new vision, a new way of living in a free expression which reached beyond the frame of tradition. In this way the surrealists populated their works with the wonders of chance and other dissociated images, pursuing an aesthetic of the strange, in playful highly innovative creations, coming to embody a teasing spirit, unrestrained by traditions and customs, through various techniques of collage, frottage and object making. This exhibition gathers together 200 paintings, photographs, sculptures, objects and associated writings and documents of Surrealist artists and shines a light upon the multiple aspects of their unique form of “play”.

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Lecture - Jeux Surrealisme - Strange Encounters May Change Your Life
Admission: Free
Capacity: 200 participants(reservation required)
Speaker: Kunio Iwaya (Exhibition Director, Professor Emeritus of Meiji Gakuin University)
Date: 13th July(Sat) 14:00- (approx. 1 hour) doors open from 13:30
Venue: Sompo Japan Head Office Building 2F(in the same building as the museum)

Gallery Tour
A tour of the exhibition works by curators of the museum
Suitable for: General public
Date: 26th July(Fri), 2nd August(Fri) 16:00-
Suitable for: Elementary and Junior High School Students and their guardians
Date: 27th July(Sat), 3rd August(Sat) 13:30-

Gallery Talk
A gallery talk led by the participants themselves in which all are free to express their opinions
Date: 29th July(Mon)14:00-16:00
Suitable for: from children to adults
Capacity: 20 participants
Admission: ¥800(Junior High School Students and under free)

Workshop Corner “You Can Also Be a Surrealist!”
An opportunity to try your hand at your own surreal art
Date: Open throughout the exhibition 11:30~17:00(reservation required by 16:00)
Venue: 1F Lobby
Admission: Free
Suitable for: from children to adults


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