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Chicago has for decades years been one of the most prominent cities where European surrealism is avidly collected and displayed. However, there has yet to be a scholarly exhibition and catalogue that addresses the local manifestations of this international mode of art. A Home for Surrealism focuses on a select group of painters whose work in the 1940s and ’50s both transformed the domestic and domesticated the surrealist, particularly in Chicago. Working independently, but within a chain of social and artistic relationships, this group explored the interior as a site of projected imagination and fantasy, and the self as the generator of such altered perception. Including contributions by Robert Cozzolino, Adam Jolles, and Joanna Pawlik, the book provides a richly illustrated account of an international movement’s unlikely—but somehow ever so fitting—home in America.

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ISBN-13: 9781891925498
Publisher: Arts Club of Chicago
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Edition description: 1
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Janine Mileaf is executive director of the Arts Club of Chicago. She is the author of Please Touch: Dada and Surrealist Objects After the Readymade.

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