Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Paris Art Review: "La Subversion des Images" at the Centre Pompidou

La Subversion des Images
Surrealism, Photography, Film
23 September 2009 - 11 January 2010
Centre Pompidou, Paris

"La Subversion des Images" compliments itself on bringing together "more than 350 works, some hundred documents and a dozen films," but it should; the collection is extensive.  Curators Quentin Bajac, Clement Cheroux, Guillaume Le Gall, Michel Poivert, and Philippe-Alain Michaud cut a particular cross-section of Surrealist art, but one that nonetheless opens many an exciting new door.  Film and photography were not just tools for the Surrealists, as the exhibit discovers.  They were essential to sculpting and advancing it.  Showcasing examples of Surrealist film and photography rather than particular artists, the exhibit still manages to squeeze in the likes of Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, and Claude Cahun alongside virtually unknown bodies of work.

Read the full review in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
Kipton Cronkite Approved!
Image courtesy of le Centre Pompidou. Maurice Tabard, "Essai pour un film Culte Vaudou," 1937

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