Exhibitions, Film, Screenings

Torrance Art Museum: The Surrealist Camp

The Surrealist Summer Vacation Camp

Vacations in the Subconscious – 100 years – The Manifesto of Surrealism by André Breton

curated by the New Museum of Networked Art

Los Angeles/Cologne

22 July – 09 September 2023 – simultaneously

@ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles & Alphabet Art Centre Cologne

7 weeks – 14 screening programs

each week another program in Los Angeles & Cologne.

Patriarchal Sabbath, 2023 (video art)

Patriarchal Sabbath is a phase-shifted dream, sequenced from revolutionary surrealism’s mitochondrial DNA. Fragments from the psyches of the women surrealists who sought to unleash themselves from the “male-shaped symbolic order,” and through fascism, war, and exile, found their own voices and community. The figure of an anthropomorphic poodle dog, referencing its appearance in the works of Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini, acts as both an observer and latent spectre of liberation.