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Surrealism Beyond Borders

Various authors
384 pages
340 illustrations
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Surrealism Beyond Borders challenges conventional narratives of a revolutionary artistic, literary, and philosophical movement. Tracing Surrealism’s influence and legacy from the 1920s to the late 1970s in places as geographically diverse as Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey, this publication includes more than 300 works of art in a variety of media by well-known figures—including Dalí, Ernst, Kahlo, Magritte, and Miró—as well as numerous artists who are less widely known. Contributions from more than forty distinguished international scholars explore the network of Surrealist exchange and collaboration, artists’ responses to the challenges of social and political unrest, and the experience of displacement and exile in the twentieth century. The multiple narratives addressed in this expansive book move beyond the borders of history, geography, and nationality to provocatively redraw the map of Surrealism.

Père Ubu, Dora Maar  French, Gelatin silver print
Dora Maar
Plate 7: composition of hybrid human and animal forms, two figures lower right, from the 'Popol-Vuh', Carlos Mérida  Mexican, Colour lithograph
Carlos Mérida
Talleres Gráficos de la Nación, Mexico, D.F.
Surrealism & revolution, Franklin Rosemont  American
Multiple artists/makers
Surrealist exhibition, Franklin Rosemont  American
Franklin Rosemont
Gallery Bugs Bunny
Surrealist insurrection, Solidarity Bookshop
Solidarity Bookshop
World Surrealist exhibition (with the participation of the Phases movement) : marvelous freedom, vigilance of desire / Gallery Black Swan, Gallery Black Swan
Gallery Black Swan
Surrealism 1971, Paul Garon  American
Multiple artists/makers
The anteater's umbrella : a contribution to the critique of the ideology of zoos, Chicago Surrealist Group
Chicago Surrealist Group
Leonora Carrington
Hizb (Litany) of An-Nawawi, An-Nawawi  Syrian, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Muhammad al-Amin
dated 1152 AH/1739 CE
La Brèche, André Breton  French
André Breton
Le Terrain Vague
The hipsters, Ted Joans  American
Ted Joans
Corinth Books
All of Ted Joans and no more : poems and collages / Introd. by Miss Ilizabeth D. Klar, Ted Joans  American
Ted Joans
Excelsior-Press Publishers
Bird Mask, Wood (cedar), paint, feathers, copper, whalebone, string, iron nails, Haida
19th–20th century
Madonna, Salvador Dalí  Spanish, Oil on canvas
Salvador Dalí
Finial from a Slit Gong (Atingting Kon), Wood, paint, Ambrym Island
Ambrym Island
early to mid-20th century
Self-Portrait, Leonora Carrington  Mexican, born England, Oil on canvas
Leonora Carrington
ca. 1937–38
Sueño No. 1: "Articulos eléctricos para el hogar", Grete Stern  Argentinian, born Germany, Gelatin silver print
Grete Stern
Tomorrow is Never, Kay Sage  American, Oil on canvas
Kay Sage
Untitled, Judit Reigl  French, born Hungary, Black pen and ink on paper
Judit Reigl
Constellation: Toward the Rainbow, Joan Miró  Spanish, Gouache and oil wash on paper
Joan Miró
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D’Alessandro, Stephanie, Matthew Gale, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Tate Modern (Gallery), eds. 2021. Surrealism beyond Borders. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.