May 9 – September 13, 2009
The Surreal Things Exhibition is included in General Admission except on Wednesday nights when there is a charge of $12.50 per person.
Surreal Things offers a new perspective on the surrealists’ contentious and ambiguous relationship to the commercial fields of design, fashion, advertising, architecture, film and theatre. The exhibition explores how the increasing pressures of burgeoning consumer culture conflicted with surrealism’s first principles. Nonetheless, there was significant creative, cross-fertilization between surrealist artists and designers. The exhibition brings together some of the most extraordinary objects ever created, and will include painting, sculpture, architecture, works on paper, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture, fashion, film and photography.
Audio Introduction by Ghislaine Wood
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This lecture explores how Surrealism evolved from art movement to commercial phenomenon.