SURREAL VS SURREALISM IN CONTEMPORARY ART
IVAM - Valencia
6th oct. – 11th Dec. 2011
Ronald Ventura,Rudi Mantofani, Wang Qingsong and Ma Liuming will take part of the group exhibition "Surreal VS Surrealism" at IVAM, Valencia.
Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art focuses in particular on images showing unreal situations that at first glance are perceived as real and on true situations, on the contrary, that are perceived as a figment of one’s imagination.
Surreal versus Surrealism in Contemporary Art, curated by Gianni Mercurio and Demetrio Paparoni for the IVAM in Valencia, addresses this important aspect of today’s art for the first time. The exhibition shows that while the surrealistic concepts that developed from the early 1920s are still in the works of several important artists of today, many others have developed an aesthetic concept influenced by the languages of the telematic tools for the masses.
The exhibition uses the term “Surreal” as opposed to “Surrealism” for the first time, thus giving rise to the formulation of an original critique.
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