Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
October 4, 2021 – January 30, 2022
Tate Modern, London,
February 25 – August 29, 2022
The exhibition could be seen at the Metropolitan Museum in New York from October 11, 2021 to January, 30, 2022. And this year we can visit it at the Tate Modern, London, from February 25 to August 29.
The main objectives of this important exhibition, Surrealism Beyond Borders, include reformulating the traditional understanding of the international surrealist movement in the 20th century, as a dynamic, organic movement that provided artists with a medium for imagining a place beyond their current artistic, social or political situation. These shared preoccupations and exchanges give us new perspectives on how a specific idea, formed in a place and time, proves useful for a wide variety of artists in numerous place, throughout many decades.
Eugenio Granell is present as one of the examples of connection between these meeting places and artists that shaped the surrealist activity from the 1920s to the Second World War and the radical post-war period.
The Eugenio Granell Foundation is participating with three works from its artistic collection: Eugenio Granell, “El vuelo nocturno del Pájaro Pí“, 1952. Tempera/cardboard; Eugenio Granell, “Los blasones mágicos del vuelo tropical”, 1947. Oil/canvas; Exquisite corpse by Eugenio Granell, Franklin Rosemont, Jean Jacques Jack Dauben, 1976. Ink/paper. This exquisite corpse was made in Chicago in the surrealist exhibition Marvellous Freedom. Vigilante of Desire from 1976. The cover of this exhibition’s catalogue features a drawing by Eugenio Granell. (We can find this catalogue in the Eugenio Granell Library.)
Also on display are several original documents from the Eugenio Granell Archive and Library.
The image chosen for the cover of this exhibition’s catalogue’s is Eugenio Granell’s painting “El vuelo nocturno del Pájaro Pí”.
The exhibition Surrealism Without Borders shows more than 150 works from painting and photography to sculpture and film, many of which have never been shown in the UK. In addition to the works by Eugenio Granell, you can see works by Dalí, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Antonio Berni, Leonora Carrington; Luis Maisonet, Frances del Valle, Cossette Zeno (these three are Puerto Rican artists who studied art with Granell); or Toshiko Okanoue.