Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies


The histories and legacies of the surrealist movement continue to attract scholarly interest. The following listing presents current and upcoming events on surrealism worldwide.

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Calls for Papers:

This series has been initiated because it has become clear that key areas of surrealist inquiry are currently unsupported by relevant English-language books in spite of the continuing high visibility of surrealism across the world in popular and scholarly publications and museum exhibitions. Initially through collections of essays on surrealism and nature, surrealism and the Middle Ages, and surrealism and the postwar avant-garde, Ashgate Studies in Surrealism aims to remedy this situation. The publisher and series editor invite proposals for publications on surrealism covering philosophical, social, artistic, anthropological, and literary themes. In addition, we would like to hear from authors of monographs on artists and writers connected to surrealism who have been overlooked or marginalized. Although this is an 'academic' series, proposals critical of the academicization of writing on surrealism – those that adhere to the scholarly conventions of the university – are also welcome.

Gavin Parkinson

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London



Peabody Essex Museum
11 June - 2 December 2011

IVAM, Istituto valenciano de arte moderno, Valencia, Spain
6 October 2011 - 2 January 2012

Contrasting the terms 'surreal' and 'surrealism', this exhibition focuses on the turning point of surrealism's legacy that occurred around the end of the 1970s, as a result of the initial effects of the social changes caused by the telematic revolution. Shortly thereafter, the Internet, satellite TV, Photoshop, and new scientific discoveries would change our perception of reality.


2 October 2011 - 29 January 2012
Fondation Beyeler, Basel


9 November 2011-26 February 2012
Albertina, Vienna

30 November 2011-15 January 2012
Albertina, Vienna