"Surrealism and Art - Image and Reality" Exhibition

Yokohama Museum Of Art

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that was first started in French literature around the 1920s. The movement soon spread among art and idealogy and continues to influence how we see and think about things today. This exhibition aims to unravel what Surrealism has brought into the art world, and how it relates to us. It could be said that the most influential idea that was introduced by Surrealism was "the power of the image." Avoiding direct depiction of original sources, Surrealism is an attempt at the precise portrayal of the images in one's mind. These newly discovered images lead us somewhere unexpected, linking one idea to another in unforeseen ways. This exhibition introduces artists who experimented with the power of such images.

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Commemorative Lecture 1
"Images stare at us - Surrealism in '2.5' dimension"
October 21st (Sun) 14:30-16:00 (Doors open at 14:00)
Free. 260 people max. First come first serve.
Lecturer: Masao Suzuki (Professor of Waseda University)

Workshop
"Experiment: Discovering Surrealism"
November 11th & 18th
Location: Citizen Gallery
This workshop introduces the origin of Surrealism. Participants can experience a game that was invented by the Surrealists, and also discuss "surreal" images and objects that one can find in one's surroundings. Please contact the Citizen Gallery to participate.

Please refer to the website for more details and other related events.

[Image: Exhibition image from "Surrealism and Art - Image and Reality" at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (simultaneous exhibition) ]

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From 2007-09-26 To 2007-12-09

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