Surrealism emerged in Paris in the early 1920s, at first mainly through literature and poetry and later through writing, drawing, painting, photography, performance, exhibitions and game-playing.
Developed by artists and writers from around Europe, Surrealist ideas were radical; the Surrealists hoped to launch a revolution of the mind that would lead to profound social and political change.
Surrealist Art | He Toi Pohewa at Te Papa is the first major Surrealist exhibition presented in Aotearoa since the 1970s. This catalogue includes a substantial text about the Surrealist movement and its leading artists, plus all the works from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam that appear in this exciting major show.
About the editors
Els Hoek studied Art History at Utrecht University and has worked for museums and government organisations as an art critic for the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant, and as a researcher and editor of art programmes on Dutch national television. She later developed a television programme for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and became involved with its online video platform ARTtube. She now curates exhibitions and research for the museum.
Lizzie Bisley is Curator Modern Art at Te Papa. She studied at Victoria University of Wellington and the Royal College of Art, London, before working as a curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. While at the V&A she curated a number of major exhibitions on modernism and twentieth century design. Her research is focussed on histories of modernity, and she is interested in the close relationships between art, design and architecture in the twentieth century.
Publication date: June 2021
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $35.00
Extent: 208 pages