After the publication of André Breton’s First Manifesto of Surrealism in Paris in 1924, the movement spread rapidly across the globe. This exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue (11 October–30 January 2022) considers how the Surrealists’ heady blend of absurdism and revolutionary fervour caught on among artists and thinkers from the Caribbean to North Africa, Asia and beyond. Find out more from the Met’s website.
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Night Flight of Dread and Delight (1964), Skunder Boghossian. Courtesy North Carolina Museum of Art; © 2021 Skunder Boghossian
Chiki, ton pays (1944), Leonora Carrington. Courtesy Sotheby’s; © 2021 Estate of Leonora Carrington/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Surrealist Wardrobe (1941), Marcel Jean. Photo: MAD, Paris/Jean Tholance; © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.
The Eternal Present (Homage to Alejandro García Caturla) (1944), Wifredo Lam. Photo: Erik Gould; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Umi (The Sea) (1929), Koga Harue. National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo