Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity

Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity

October 02, 2021 to January 16, 2022

The Barberini exhibition "Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernism" deals with the Surrealists' interest in magic, myth and esotericism.

  • Surrealismus und Magie: Verzauberte Moderne© Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
    Max Ernst: Die Einkleidung der Braut, 1940, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venedig (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York), Photo: David Heald
  • Museum Barberini in Potsdam© dpa
    October 2021 the Surrealists move to the Barberini Museum in Potsdam.

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The exhibition "Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernism" at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam is the first comprehensive show of works on this theme. It ranges from the "metaphysical painting" of Giorgio de Chirico around 1915, through Max Ernst's iconic painting The Bride's Clothing (1940), to the occult imagery of the late works of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo.
The exhibition comprises around 90 works by more than 20 artists. The Barberini shows works by Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Kurt Seligmann, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning and Victor Brauner, among others.

At a glance

Was: Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity
Wann: October 02, 2021 to January 16, 2022
Wo:Museum Barberini
Öffnungszeiten: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, every first Thursday of the month from 10 am to 9 pm, Tuesday closed
Eintritt: 14 Euro, red. 10 Euro

Museum Barberini

Humboldtstraße 5-6
14467 Potsdam
Eduardo Paolozzi
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| Last edited: 26. October 2020