Centre Pompidou

The subversion of images

23 Sep 2009 - 11 Jan 2010

© Man Ray Estate. All rights reserved. Lee Miller Archives, England 2009 / Man Ray Trust / Adagp, Paris 2009
Surrealism, photography, film

September 23 2009 - January 11 2010
11h00 - 21h00

Gallery 2

This exhibition brings together nearly 400 works, giving us a rare overview of surrealist photography.

A broad selection of the finest proofs by Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Claude Cahun, Raoul Ubac, Jacques-André Boiffard, Maurice Tabard will be shown alongside rarely seen images which reveal a number of surrealist ways of using photography, such as publications in magazines or artists' books, advertisements, collections of images, fascination for the raw print, pictures taken in photo booths and group photographs etc.

The event introduces the public to unknown series of collages by such renowned artists as Paul Eluard, André Breton, Antonin Artaud and Georges Hugnet, the photographic games of Léo Malet and Victor Brauner and highlights personalities like Artür Harfaux and Benjamin Fondane.

Tags: Jacques André, Antonin Artaud, Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, André Breton, Claude Cahun, Paul Eluard, Man Ray