This summer the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation in Andros is organising a visual arts tribute titled “Approaching Surrealism”.
The exhibition will take place from July 1 until September 30, 2012 and will comprise two sections:
In the first – the tribute’s core section – the focus is on the historical character of this revolutionary art movement whose contributions shaped twentieth century sensibility. This section brings together works by as many as twenty artists and archival material documenting the lives of the movement’s founders - André Breton, Louis Aragon, Paul Éluard, Philippe Soupault, Benjamin Péret, Max Ernst, Joan Miró, André Masson, René Magritte, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy - as well as of those who would join later on - Hans Bellmer, Salvador Dalí, Victor Brauner, Wifredo Lam, Dorothea Tanning, Roberto Matta, Méret Oppenheim…
The second section focuses on the literary and visual achievements of the Greek surrealists.