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Surrealism and Beyond in the Israel Museum

February 27, 2007-August 14, 2007
Location: Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion
Artist: Ernst, Arp, Schwitters, Duchamp, Man Ray, Magritte, Dalí, Miró, Tanguy, Delvaux, and many others
Curator: Adina Kamian-Kazhdan
Media: painting, sculpture, photography, collage, readymade, and film
Marvelous juxtapositions, automatism, biomorphism and metamorphosis, dreamscapes, and desire were key subjects in Dada and Surrealism, two revolutionary art movements of the 20th Century. In this exhibition, they were represented in painting, sculpture, photography, collage, readymade, and film. Featuring works by Ernst, Arp, Schwitters, Duchamp, Man Ray, Magritte, Dalí, Miró, Tanguy, Delvaux, and many others, the exhibition drew from the Museum's rich collection in this field, and included works by later artists influenced by the movements' fundamental ideas – among them a commissioned installation by Mark Dion – reflecting the relevance of Dada and Surrealism in the art of today. In all, the exhibition presented some 300 works donated by friends of the Museum, including numerous gifts from the Vera and Arturo Schwarz collection.