Lecture 100 years Surrealism

100 years Surrealism © Hans Winkler

Fri, 11/15/2019

6:00 PM

Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Inside The Magnetic Fields: Surrealism at 100

From November 5th to November 20th 2019, the Bay Area celebrates the 100th anniversary of Surrealism. Originating in the period between the first and second World Wars, Surrealism grew out of a literary movement with an interest in exploring the unconscious. The term “surrealism” was coined in 1917 by the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire in reference to his burlesque theater play “Les Mamelles de Tirésias”. The word prevailed and Surrealism influenced the mainstream of the arts, literature, theater, music, dance and film. Surrealism deeply influenced culture and became a common part of everyday language around the world.

On Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm, we are welcoming Hans Winkler for a literary reading where he will discuss the avant-garde sensitivities of the Baroque era and Surrealism / Dadaism. Images and original texts by various artists and writers reveal the parallels of these movements (Andre Breton, Antonin Artaud, Baudelaire, Giorgio de Chirico, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Walter Serner, Andrea Pozzo, Tommaso Campanella, Salvator Rosa and Friedrich Nietzsche's "Baroque Style").