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Dawn Ades

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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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Gordon Onslow Ford was among the last recruits to the surrealist movement in Paris before the outbreak of the Second World War, at a time when the notion of automatism that had underpinned surrealism at its inception in 1924 was being...

Nature

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The surrealists engage with nature in manifold ways, as both of a response to natural objects and environments and as a critique of the very category of the natural itself. Nature is explored through various perspectives within surrealism...

London Bulletin

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...When E.L.T. Mesens took over the London Gallery, with Roland Penrose’s and, to a lesser degree, Anton Zwemmer’s financial help, on February 27, 1938 he was providing the recently formed Surrealist Group in England with headquarters...

USA

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The United States of America did not loom large in the surrealist imaginary during the first decades of the movement’s existence. In the second half of the twentieth century, North America’s impact on surrealism’s history was much greater...

Mexico

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Surrealism in Mexico has followed dual or parallel tracks. On the one hand, beginning in the war years a vital community of European émigrés lived and thrived in the country, producing substantial bodies of work and pushing the movement...

Britain

Nikos Stabakis

Nikos Stabakis is a translator, writer, and film theorist and a founding member of the Athens surrealist group. 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

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism has been an intermittent presence in England. After its official introduction in the mid-1930s, consistent activity has proven difficult, with several periods of discontinuity and false starts. Its re-emergence from the 1990s...