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Surrealism in Europe during the interwar years

Strategies, networks and collections

March 11-12, 2016

German Center of Art History
Hôtel Lully
45, rue des Petits Champs
75001 Paris

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

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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