“Dali, Magritte, Miro. Le surréalisme à Paris” at Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts in Belgium

Brussels, 9 December 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA)

The Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels, in collaboration with the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, will organise an exhibition dedicated to the great masters of surrealism, from 16 March to 15 July 2012. The exhibition entitled, “Dali, Magritte, Miro. Le surréalisme à Paris”, will present major artists of the famous movement, including Hans Arp, Hans Bellmer, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio De Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Man Ray, André Masson, Joan Miró, Meret Oppenheim, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso and Yves Tanguy. The exhibition gathers paintings, sculptures, paper works, collages, collections and composite works, created by these artists which break the traditional conventions in art.

Since the 1950s, the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique has focused on Belgian surrealism, organising temporary exhibitions concerning its acquisition policy. Although Surrealism was an international movement, it was rarely exhibited or even developed in Belgium. The show will also offer the opportunity to explore these artists’ works, who were seeking for an innovative creativity free from the established artistic principles. Their strong imagination, deriving from a constant reflection on the unconscious, changed the orientation of their artistic creations, as well as the way to exhibit them, and moved them away from traditional conventions. The curator of Fondation Beyeler, Philippe Büttner, came up with the idea of the exhibition.