On 22 October 2022, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam will launch the exhibition “Surrealism and Magic. Enchanted Modernism” with over 90 works of art from international lenders such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
With his Manifesto of Surrealism, published in October 1924, the French writer André Breton founded a literary and artistic movement that soon advanced to become the leading international avant-garde.
At the centre of surrealism was a turn to the world of the dream, the unconscious and the irrational. The artists immersed themselves in the realm of ideas of magic. In their works, they drew on occult symbols and staged themselves as …
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Image above: Victor Brauner, Der Surrealist, 1947