Surrealism aims to revolutionise the human experience. It balances a rational vision of life with one that asserts the power of the unconscious and dreams. The movement’s artists find magic and strange beauty in the unexpected and the uncanny, the disregarded and the unconventional.
Los Angeles — home to glass marvels perched by the Hollywood sign, sprawling estates in Beverly Hills, and, hidden within an otherwise unassuming duplex in the Valley, an otherworldly paroxysm of color and texture, paintings stacked around the foyer leading to Davood Roostaei’s studio.
Whitechapel Gallery’s new archive exhibition, Phantoms of Surrealism, brings together artworks, photographic scrapbooks, press cuttings and original correspondence from the London International Surrealist Exhibition (1936), including a new scale model. Coinciding with Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, the show reveals the pivotal role of women as artists, behind-the-scenes organisers, editors and animators of the Surrealist movement in Britain.
SOUTH SOUTH is an online community to bring together galleries with at least 40% of their artists coming from the ‘Global South’. Its lockdown-driven first commercial initiative with 50 galleries runs to March 7th.
Art is a big part of our lives, and we all have certain aesthetics that we lean toward. But do you know your favorite style? With such a variety of styles available, you deserve to find the one that you enjoy most. Here are some different schools of art that you should explore to find your own preferences.
Emma Fineman solo show, REALMS OF THE (UN) REAL, to open at PUBLIC Gallery, 6th March. The exhibition explores the many facets of our ontological space, imagining them within an absence of temporal constraints.