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"SURREALISM + Witnesses (a Surrealist Wunderkammer)"
1999-08-04 until 0000-00-00
USA United States of America
A new permanent installation, opening August 4
Paintings, sculpture, and works on paper drawn from the Menil‚s renowned
holdings of works by such artists as Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy,
Victor Brauner and Man Ray. It will feature a Wunderkammer, or room of wonders,
housing curiosities (ethnographic and everyday objects, astronomical instruments
and ceremonial masks, for example) that fascinated and inspired the Surrealists.
The new installation, curated by Paul Winkler, director of the Menil from 1990 to
1999, promises to probe the mystery of the ordinary, as the noted Magritte
scholar David Sylvester has described the essence of Surrealism.