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Rising Sign

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...It was in the immediate aftermath of the war, in January 1948, that André Breton published “Signe ascendant” a short essay in the first issue of the journal Néon. The text appears in manuscript form, and the quotations, also in Breton...

Annie Le Brun

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Like the surrealist movement itself, Annie Le Brun’s trajectory has been visibly nourished by an uncompromising protest against the unacceptable nature of the human condition, but is equally driven by the surrealist challenge...

Communism

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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...Introduction The surrealists’ relation with communism is complex and has been subject to much, often rather misinformed or muddled, discussion. The actual interactions between surrealists and communists in France during the period...

Women in Surrealism

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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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Dawn Ades

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Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Krzysztof Fijalkowski

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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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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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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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Bibliographic Guide

...The situation of women in surrealism raises many issues and has sometimes been controversial. Critics once had a tendency to refer to the original surrealist group in France as a ‘men’s club’. It is true that there was then a preponderance...

Éditions Maintenant

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Éditions Maintenant was founded in 1972 by Radovan Ivšić, Annie Le Brun, Toyen, Georges Goldfayn, and Pierre Peuchmaurd, who had continued to see each other on a regular basis following the decision of the surrealist movement in Paris...

Desire

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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...In an essay written for the Tate Modern exhibition Surrealism Desire Unbound, the critic Hal Foster begins with this peculiar statement: “Everyone knows that the surrealists preached the liberation of desire” (Foster, 2001: 203...

Woman

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...“Unlike most twentieth-century cultural and political currents,” Penelope Rosemont (1998: xxx), co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group, wrote in 1997, “the Surrealist Movement has always opposed overt as well as de facto segregation...

The Caribbean

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...While surrealism took shape in Europe in the aftermath of the First World War, in the Caribbean and South America it produced a long and sustained dialogue on questions of the relationship between Europe and its colonial others...

L’archibras

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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...The Surrealist group in Paris founded the journal L’Archibras after André Breton’s death. This was a word designated by Charles Fourier for an oversized and powerful arm with which people in Harmony would be naturally endowed...