About the Book
The Samek Art Museum exhibition Mystic Detectives surveys the influences and echoes of Surrealism in contemporary art and is presented in concert with “SURREALISMS: the Inaugural Conference of the International Society for the Study of Surrealism” hosted at Bucknell University. Historical Surrealism is often remembered for outlandish images and visual puns, but it also attempted to levy a serious social critique. Melding the ideas of Marx and Freud, Surrealists saw reason and order as means of bourgeois social control that must be overthrown. They embraced the irrational and emotive as potential pathways to pure imagination and social liberation.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Arts & Photography Books
Project Option: Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
# of Pages: 62
- Publish Date: Jan 27, 2020
- Language English
About the Creator
Samek Art Museum
The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, Connections Gallery, and the Project Room. Presenting visual art in critical contexts is consistent with Bucknell’s high academic standards, the Museum challenges students and extend the intellectual life on campus in an informal lifelong learning environment. The Museum is an academic art lab where experimental art, innovative curatorial practices, and co-curricular programming generate new ways to engage and inspire audiences.