Undercover Surrealism : A Subversive Climate

Undercover Surrealism explores the ’subversive climate’ of the dark undercurrent within Surrealism in the late 1920’s spearheaded by Georges Bataille. The exhibition draws together work by Picasso, Miro, Masson, Giacometti as well as imagery from the magazine Bataille edited from 1929 to 1930 called DOCUMENTS :

” a shocking and bizarre juxtaposition of art, ethnography, archaeology and popular culture in such a way that overturned conventional notions of ‘primitive’ and ‘ideal’. Bataille described himself as Surrealism’s ‘enemy from within’. ”

The exhiition is running at the Hayward Gallery till the 30th July.


  1. truthoflife wrote:

    Sounds disturbing -> so right up my street

  2. Roger wrote:

    You missed them- they weren’t well-advertised either- but the NFT had two programmes of films that inspired surrealists and films made by surrealists in june.

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