Magnus Andersen, Harry Carlsson, Francisca Clausen, Sylvie Fleury, Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin, Wilhelm Freddie, Isa Genzken, Ernst Yohji Jäger, Rita Kernn-Larsen, Esben Weile Kjær, Sako Kojima, Soshiro Matsubara, Nina Beier & John Miller, Rolf Nowotny, Aske Olsen, Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen, Bunny Rogers , Tora Schultz, Sophie Z.S. Suaning, Rikard Thambert, Elsa Thoresen, Mira Winding
The world’s first international surrealist exhibition took place at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in 1935. The exhibition Kubisme=Surrealisme presented artworks by Jean Arp, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Yves Tanguy, The Halmstad-group, Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen, Franciska Clausen, Wilhelm Freddie, Henry Heerup, Rita Kernn-Larsen, Gustaf Munch-Petersen and more.
In recent years, new remarkable surrealist currents have permeated contemporary art. Where the claim of historical surrealism was to let the unconscious overflow into society and thereby overturn it, the colonization of the mind in late capitalism has created similar surrealistic visuals, working in reverse.
The exhibition Another Surrealism draws lines between historic surrealism and contemporary art. The potent connection between the two separated and distinguished surrealist moments is explored through immersive spacious tableaus bringing together historic surrealist artworks and contemporary artworks with striking surrealist tendencies. The exhibition features surrealist works largely written out of art history – exhibitions scenography, fashion works, shop window installations, and immaterial works such as smell and sound. The exhibition presents artworks by significant international contemporary artists side by side with historic surrealists.
Photos by David Stjernholm.
The exhibition is supported by: 15. Juni Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, Bikubenfonden, Dansk Tennis Fond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Kvadrat, Magasin du Nord, Statens Kunstfond, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.