Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography and Paris
Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
June 11 - October 10, 2010
"Artists such as Brassaď, André Kertész, Ilse Bing, Man Ray, and Germaine Krull photographed the monuments, cafés, dance halls, and streets of Paris as if they were “found objects.” Their psychologically charged photographs reveal the hidden secrets of these commonplace things, exposing the marvelous in the everyday. "
"Twilight Visions explores the city of Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism, and examines the revolutionary social, cultural, aesthetic, and political activities and meanings of the movement during the 1920s and 30s. Over 100 works - mainly vintage photographs but also including films, books, and period ephemera - have been selected for their power to suggest the mystery and wonder in the chance encounters experienced by Surrealist writers and artists as they wandered through the labyrinthine streets of Paris."