The Surreal House

10 Jun - 12 Sep 2010

Exhibition view

10 June 2010 - 12 September 2010
Barbican Art Gallery

Tickets: Standard £8 online / £10 full price
Concs £7 online / £8 full price
Members £6 online / £7 full price

You are invited to inhabit The Surreal House, a mysterious dwelling infused with subjectivity and desire.

Step inside a labyrinth of chambers, designed by acclaimed young architects Carmody Groarke, and experience The Surreal House - its haunted rooms, delirious forms, blasted architecture and cinematic dreamscapes - featuring a host of artists, architects and film makers including Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Man Ray, Joseph Cornell and Maya Deren through to more contemporary figures, among them; Louise Bourgeois, Rebecca Horn, Edward Kienholz and Rem Koolhaas.

At times enchanting, playful and at others, deeply disquieting, The Surreal House is a dwelling that is essentially everything that the rational, functional Modernist house is not.

Talks, performances and artists’ film in the Gallery every Thursday until 10pm.

Tags: Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dalí, Maya Deren, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Rebecca Horn, Rem Koolhaas, René Magritte, Man Ray