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Jean Benoît

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The work of Jean Benoît is among the most distinctive and challenging in post-war surrealism. Centered on a fearless exploration of the interchange between revolt, eroticism, and mortality, it enlists drawing, painting, print...

Panique

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Panique (Panic) was a collaboratively imagined aesthetic and philosophical approach that formed in Paris in the early 1960s, and was soon accompanied by a wide variety of texts, graphic media, actions, performances, and eventually filmic...

D.A.F. De Sade

Rikki Ducornet

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Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Alchemy in reverse André Breton, L’Amour fou On the side of the abyss, made of Philosopher’s Stone, the starry castle opens. CIA director Porter Goss would have us appreciate anal feeding—a favored technique of “enhanced interrogation...

Le Désir Libertaire

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Le Désir libertaire was a surrealist journal founded by Iraqi poet Abdul Kader El Janabi in 1973 and published in various forms until 1981.El Janabi had encountered surrealism at the beginning of the 1960s when reading André Breton...

Objective Chance

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...On Monday, January 16, 1922 Louis Aragon, André Breton, and André Derain, having met at the Deux Magots café, noticed that they had all in turn missed their encounter with the same young woman. These three disappointments, which followed...

Canada

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The history of surrealism in Canada begins in the late 1930s, with visits by Arlette and Kurt Seligmann to the Kispiox band in northern British Columbia in 1938, and of Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, and Eva Sulzer to British Columbia...

Oceania

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview The World in the Time of Surrealism, a map published in 1929, indicates the importance of Oceania for surrealism. The Pacific Ocean occupied the map’s center, while a much diminished Europe was pushed to the margin, demonstrating...

Fashion

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In its concern for what is deep-seated but not yet revealed, for that which is never fashionable, surrealism may be judged an antonym of the term “fashion” (albeit that this statement begins to blur the distinction between a specific...

Bulletin de Liaison Surréaliste

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Although the “crisis” that tore the Parisian group apart had concluded by October 1969, the poet and theoretician Vincent Bounoure sent an enquiry “Nothing or What?” “to all those who don’t consider that surrealism should cease in 1966...

Exhibitions

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Abandoning the state-sanctioned venues to which earlier generations had submitted their work, artists in Third Republic France (1870–1940) exhibited in the galleries and independent spaces that catered to an expanding pool of collectors...