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Surrealism exhibition to open at GoMA

Surrealism exhibition to open at GoMA

Salvador Dalí 'Hallucination partielle' 1931

One of the world’s important collections of surrealist art will be shown at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art this winter.

Paris’s renowned Centre Pompidou will loan the core of its surrealist collection for Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams, a major survey exhibition showing at GoMA from June 11 to October 2, 2011. The exhibition will include more than 180 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and films by 56 artists, dating from 1913 through to the late 1970s.

This impressive exhibition follows suite from GoMA’s highly-loved Valentino exhibition as yet another major coupe for Brisbane’s GoMA – proving that culture is alive and well (and growing) in our city.

Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said the surrealist collection from the Musée national d’art moderne at the Centre Pompidou was Europe’s most significant.

“We are thrilled GoMA is the exclusive Australian venue for this superb exhibition,” Mr Ellwood said. ‘The exhibition celebrates one of the most important artistic movements of the twentieth-century and offers audiences unprecedented access to an astonishing collection of works,” he said.

The exhibition will feature iconic surrealist works by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Man Ray and Yves Tanguy. Plus it will also reveal the work of artists less frequently exhibited in Australia, such as Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Joseph Cornell, André Masson, Francis Picabia and Raoul Ubac.

The Gallery will present an extensive film program exploring the presence of Surrealism within the history of cinema, an innovative Children’s Art Centre program integrating surrealist games, an Up Late series with weekly music performances, talks, film screenings and other special events and public programs,’ he said.

Tickets are now on sale through www.qtix.com.au. For more information please visit the GoMA website.

Yours in Brisbane art exhibitions,


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