Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents

Undercover Surrealism Georges Bataille and Documents An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille s revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth century masterpieces by Picasso Miro Dali and others

  • Title: Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
  • Author: Dawn Ades Simon Baker
  • ISBN: 9780262012300
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • An exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille s revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth century masterpieces by Picasso, Miro, Dali, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism BatailAn exploration of the unsettling collisions of art and culture in Georges Bataille s revolutionary journal and a new consideration of twentieth century masterpieces by Picasso, Miro, Dali, and others against the canvas of their renegade times.In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism Bataille poet, philosopher, writer, and self styled enemy within surrealism used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dali, Miro, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from DOCUMENTS accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, Undercover Surrealism recreates and recontextualizes Bataille s still unsettling approach to culture Putting Picasso s Three Dancers back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille s radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty first century reader Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London

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    1. "Documents" was the great writer and the thinker of the Underworld Georges Bataille's great journal that lasted for a year or so. Put together in the late 20's, the journal was probably the first time that a group of artists thought about Africian Tribal art or old civilizations and what it meant to Contemporary Art and practices.With Bataille you got the feeling that he had sort of X-Ray eyes at looking at contemporary culture and had an understanding what lurks underneath that skin. Strongly e [...]


    2. This is quite a helpful overview of a significant, often-overlooked element of Surrealism: Georges Bataille and his circle around the journal Documents. Originally produced as a catalog for an art exhibit in London, Undercover Surrealism is an important and timely study, helping present a less monolithic rendering of Surrealism than is often readily available.




    3. This exhibition catalogue has great reproductions and some primary texts translated, yet how come it never discloses more about the history of the journal or why and how it flopped?


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