Columbus

Columbus

Staging Surrealism: A Succession of Collections 2

Wexner Center for the Arts
The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street
September 19, 1997–January 4, 1998

In terms of mirroring the strangeness of everyday life, Surrealism’s jarring juxtapositions and emphasis on unknown, inner territories—sexual and otherwise—remain compelling even today. Curated by Donna De Salvo and with a catalogue including an essay by Mary Ann Caws, this show offers a survey of Surrealist artists and examines their impact through the work of four contemporary photographers and filmmakers—Inez Van Lamsweerde, Zoe Beloff, Gregory Crewdson, and James Welling. Gathering together the work of thirty-six of the best-known members of the movement, the exhibition is centered around two master tropes of the movement: games and, in its various manifestations, display.