Surrealism: the exceptional exhibition celebrating 100 years of the movement at the Centre Pompidou

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on May 2nd, 2024 at 02:45 p.m.
A very special anniversary is being celebrated at the Centre Pompidou, from September 4, 2024 to January 13, 2025: a major exhibition paying tribute to Surrealism.

It can take a long time to light 100 candles on a cake. That's why the Centre Pompidou has decided to celebrate 100 years of Surrealism in a different way. The Musée d'Art Moderne is organizing a major exhibition around this mid-twentieth-century movement, to be seen from September 4, 2024 to January 13, 2025.

The exhibition Surrealism. L'exposition du centenaire (1924-1969) brings together numerous works by the movement's leading artists. Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Dorothea Tanning, Tatsuo Ikeda, Giorgio de Chirico, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst, Helen Lundeberg, Joan Miro and many others are featured in this labyrinthine artistic journey , withAndré Breton's original Manifesto, the founding text of Surrealism, at its heart. This exceptional document leaves the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France for this unique occasion.

Sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, films, poetry and literary documents: the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou brings together Surrealist works from all artistic disciplines, from famous and emblematic creations of the period to more confidential works.

The 14 chapters that punctuate this journey evoke the movement'sevolution in different artistic circles, the majorinfluence of literature on pictorial art, the poetic principles that structure the surrealist imagination, and the modern legacy left by surrealism in the art and societies of the 21st century.

At the heart of all these conversations is André Breton's Manifesto, a primordial document that can be admired and analyzed at leisure, thanks to the multimedia devices installed around it. In this way, the Centre Pompidou gives us a better understanding of the origin and meaning of this Manifesto, and of the artistic movement it gave rise to.

Come celebrate 100 years of Surrealism at the Centre Pompidou in September 2024!

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Dates and Opening Time
From September 4th, 2024 to January 13th, 2025

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