Step into a realm where imagination knows no boundaries and reality is reshaped through the lens of dreams and subconscious desires. Surrealist art, whimsical yet thought-provoking, has fascinated and inspired generations of artists and art enthusiasts. In this reading list, we invite you to explore the intriguing world of Surrealism through the pages of the latest MUPart books.
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This book situates and critically assesses the substantial body of work created by Gee Vaucher within a lineage of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art history, including radical art production of the 1970s, political protest and street art and punk design, as well as cultural, socio-economic, political and historic contexts.
The medium of Leonora Carrington
A critical survey of Leonora Carrington's legacies in contemporary creative practice. The medium of Leonora Carrington explores why creative people, especially women, are preoccupied with making work in her legacy today.
Surrealist sabotage and the war on work
Surrealist sabotage and the war on work is an art historical study devoted to international surrealism's critique of wage labour between 1920 and 1980. Topics such as automatism, artworks across media, radical publications and social interventions are examined in relation to the movement's ongoing demand for non-alienated work.
"I am Jugoslovenka!"
Coining the term "Jugoslovenka" to designate the unique history of Yugoslav women's resistance to patriarchy during and after socialism, this book shows how Yugoslavia's anti-fascist, transnational and feminist legacies manifest in performance, conceptual, video and activist works.
The invisible painting
In this memoir, Gabriel Weisz Carrington, son of the renowned Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, draws on remembered conversations and events to demythologise his mother and declare her not an icon or a goddess but, first and foremost, an artist.