Conférence : How Surreal? Surrealism still alive? 

Lecture Hall, B/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art
May 22, 2021 (Sat), 3:30pm - 5:00pm
In English
Free Admission (Registration required)


To enhance visitors' experience at the exhibition Mythologies : Surrealism and beyond — Masterpieces from Centre Pompidou (French May Arts Fest program), Prof. Frank Vigneron from The Chinese University of Hong Kong is going to give a talk on the topic of How does Surrealism shake the Art History.


About the Talk

Founded in the early 20th century by a medical student interested in the theories of Sigmund Freud, Surrealism became one of the most influential movements of modernist art. Its influence was felt in both the literary and the visual art worlds, introducing questions on the nature of human expression that have shaped their practice ever since. Although it could be argued that Surrealism, as a movement, did not survive its founder, André Breton, who passed away in the 1960s, its influence can still be felt in many aspects of present-day creative activities. This talk will present the main ideas developed by the artists of Surrealism, as well as an analysis of many of their most famous works.

Mythologies : Surrealism and beyond — Masterpieces from Centre Pompidou  (Exhibition)

Date: 21 May - 15 Sep, 2021
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art - The Special Gallery, 2/F

Jointly presented by French May Arts Fest and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, this exhibition organised especially for the Hong Kong audience will feature the greatest works by Surrealist artists in the collection of the Centre Pompidou and is curated by the worldwide authority in the field, Didier Ottinger. The curatorial concept illustrates all important stages and aesthetics through the lens of mythologies, a concept that permeates the journey of surrealism.

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