Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book

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Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book brings together rarely seen work from several of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Pablo Picasso">Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, and others.Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book brings together rarely seen work from several of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Pablo Picasso">Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, and others.Poets and artists launched the Dada movement in 1916, holding a mirror of absurdity to the skewed rationalism of a society they deemed responsible for the horrors of World War I. In 1924, poet André Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto fully established a new movement to go beyond what he viewed as the dead-end nihilism of Dada, invoking Freudian notions of the primacy of dreams and the unconscious while embracing the Dadaists' practice of chance operations.Collaboration between artists and poets was common. For the Dadaists and Surrealists, the book form was an ideal performance space, uniquely suited to a meeting of disparate elements, as in collage, dream imagery, or free association in writing. The books in this exhibition offer eloquent testimony to the liberating power of hybrid expression.This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free.

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100 34th Avenue
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School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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465 Huntington Avenue
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12.09.2019 - 23.02.2020
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Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Main address: Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book brings together rarely seen work from several of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Pablo Picasso">Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, and others.Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book brings together rarely seen work from several of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Pablo Picasso">Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, and others.Poets and artists launched the Dada movement in 1916, holding a mirror of absurdity to the skewed rationalism of a society they deemed responsible for the horrors of World War I. In 1924, poet André Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto fully established a new movement to go beyond what he viewed as the dead-end nihilism of Dada, invoking Freudian notions of the primacy of dreams and the unconscious while embracing the Dadaists' practice of chance operations.Collaboration between artists and poets was common. For the Dadaists and Surrealists, the book form was an ideal performance space, uniquely suited to a meeting of disparate elements, as in collage, dream imagery, or free association in writing. The books in this exhibition offer eloquent testimony to the liberating power of hybrid expression.This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free. Book tickets