Another thing we like to do is go to ART exhibitions! So, very conveniently, the Surrealism exhibition was in Brisbane and thus we decided to take a look and see.
This exhibition has been widely publised. Even now, back home in melbourne, we're seeing the advertising up for it! Whether you like it or not, Surrealism is an important aspect of art history! It was obssessed with the non-sensiscal, the un-conscious and the subconscious, the human figure, pain and the break down of norms. Pioneered by Man Ray, Duchamp, Brenton and widely associated with Dali, the Surrealist movement question/challenged and consequently changed a society's ideals about art!
Putting our Art Theory aside, the exhibition was largely interesting, disturbing and exciting. I (vess) personally had a thrill seeing Duchamp's BOTTLE RACK! They really exhibited it in a beautiful way. Elevated, Duchamp's readymade stood as its creator originally intended, a new sculpture from what already had been made.
As an exhibtion, it was simply fantastic! Anyone who visits Brisbane has to go to their museum of modern art. They really structured the exhibition well with a "rest" area in between! Which we felt was necessary as Surrealist art and take a toll on ones thoughts of society, art and oneself. Another highlight was the Surrealist children's area! It looked and was... so cool! Although I personally would never take my child to see a surrealist exhibition (the surrealist like to challenge norms.. especially ideas of sexuality..) the space they created was amazing. You could make a Dada collage and photograph your own ready made sculpture.
Val did this... some