Surrealism in Europe during the interwar years
Strategies, networks and collections
March 11-12, 2016
German Center of Art History
45, rue des Petits Champs
Metro: Pyramides (lines 7, 14) or Quatre Septembre (line 3)
While the surrealistic revolution begins in Paris in 1924, during the interwar years, and that the French city undisputably remains the center of the movement, it spreads very soon in numerous European countries.
This workshop proposes to reassess surrealism through the eyes of Europe, by focusing on the way this avant-garde movement was created when the great ideologies that overwhelmed Europe emerged.
Studying surrealism becomes an interdisciplinary field, at a crossroads between art history and aesthetics, cultural transfer and economics. Who were the first promoters and collectioners of surrealism in Europe? How do artworks circulate, beyond national and political borders?
Design and organization: Julia Drost and Martin Schieder