Vivisimo muerto : Debates on surrealism in Latin America [videorecording] / [symposium sponsored by the Getty Research Institute].


Vivisimo muerto : Debates on surrealism in Latin America [videorecording] / [symposium sponsored by the Getty Research Institute].

This two-day symposium explores the history of surrealist ideas and practices in Latin America. Scholarly presentations and moderated discussions address topics including the relationship between surrealism and pre-Columbian art; the role of key figures such as Peruvian poet César Moro and Austrian painter and editor Wolfgang Paalen; and surrealism's continuing legacy in the work of postwar artists in Latin America. The symposium is part of the Surrealism in Latin America research project, which is inspired by the Getty Research Institute's broad and diverse Mexican and South American surrealist collections. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, journals such as Surréalisme (1924), Le Surréalisme au service de la révolution (1930-33), and Minotaure (1933-39) carried surrealist ideas about art, literature, and politics to Latin America. In addition, the transnational relocation of Europeans and Latin American (both before and during World War I) led to the growth of surrealist communities and networks in the cosmopolitan centers of Mexico and South America. As a result, Latin America became an important site for the development of surrealist ideas and the formation of challenges to André Breton's philosophy.

10 videodiscs of 10 (DVD) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + program and flier.


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