The Art Assignment: The Case for Surrealism
04:56 - 10:13
"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory. But what IS it? Or what WAS it? Integrating found objects, experimenting with automatism, or the disorienting effects of collage, and summoning the uncanny body to socially critical ends. If we could find meanings that exist beyond the rational mind, we might be free from the tyranny of the mundane logic, and that we might discover truths more real than reality. Today we delve into the history and make a case why Surrealism is important.