Second Smile looks at new tendencies in figuration with a surrealist bent. Including loans of classical surrealist works, the exhibition focuses on what parts of the surrealist project are compelling for artists today and in what ways these distinctions of movements are being dissolved.
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The exhibition The New Yorkers at V1 Gallery is equally difficult to map out. Quirky installations mixed with classical painting. Sprouts shoot up next to legends. Aesthetes hang out with rebels. The refined photograph with the crude posca pen. And surreal systems runs along coordinated chaos.