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Mulhouse: Surrealism

February 19, 2014 - May 11, 2014

“The Night of the Great Season”

Bruno Schulz, Tadeusz Kantor, Erna Rosenstein, Alina Szapocznikow, Agnieszka Polska, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski et Tomasz Kowalski

The Night of the Great Season focuses on Polish neo-surrealism, tracing the historical influence of art, theater and literature in this little known artistic movement. The aim of the exhibition is to question a tendency observed in the early 2000s amongst a generation of young Polish artists, influenced by 1920s and 30s Surrealist techniques, such as automatic writing and the representation of dreams. This placed the actors of this scene in opposition to the previous generations of Polish art, such as those who were proponents of critical art and realism from the 1990s. The artists presented here create works that exist outside of reality, often based on chance and the subconscious, where fantasy, magic and imagination prevail in dark, unsettling, and often disturbing ways.

Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum


La Kunsthalle Mulhouse
16, rue de la Fonderie
Mulhouse, 68093 France
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