Fotografía: Surrealism Beyond Bordes

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
October 4, 2021 – January 30, 2022

The exhibition opened in the Metropolitan Museum of New York on October 11.
A presentation was held on October 4 for all those that helped to organise it. This event was attended by the director of the Eugenio Granell Foundation, Natalia Fernández Segarra and her son Alex Weiss, a lifelong trustee of the Eugenio Granell Foundation.

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.

TheEugenio 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 Desirefrom 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.