Surrealism

Venice Biennale 2022: Louisa Buck's picks

Our contemporary art writer picks out the three things she's most looking forward to in Venice

Ghanaian pavilion: returning country's presentation to spill out across Venice

For its second appearance at the Biennale, Ghana will install modular bamboo structures in locations around the city

Under a revolutionary, emancipatory spell: Venice exhibition explores Surrealism’s interest in the occult

Major show at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes works by leading lights of Surrealism, including Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning

The odd story behind Magritte’s castle in the air painting

The work was commissioned by a New York lawyer to cover an ugly view from his office and now takes centre stage in a new show in Jerusalem

Metropolitan Museum of Art director Max Hollein sets out his vision for the future

Plus, the "golden age" of Beiruti art at the Gropius Bau in Berlin and Meret Oppenheim's Surrealist white heels at the Menil Collection in Houston

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Major Surrealist paintings make auction debut at Sotheby's Paris, including Picabia's very modern muse

The 25-lot sale tomorrow includes works that reflect "how irrational, how ugly, and how challenging the modern world can be"

A Dorothea Tanning exhibition reveals the urgency and timeliness of the surreal

Surrealist artists, especially women, are gaining renewed institutional and market traction

Book Clubfeature

Extract | Surrealism’s tricky global transformation

The art historian Partha Mitter looks at Surrealism’s uneasy relationship with colonialism and primitivism in this extract from a catalogue accompanying a new Tate show about the movement’s worldwide impact

Booksreview

From bowler hats to bad forgeries: new biography offers a fresh look at René Magritte’s complex life—including his dodgier side hustles

The sympathetic book by Alex Danchev, acclaimed biographer of Braque and Cézanne, died before completing the final chapter of this publication

Storm in a furry teacup? There was much more to Meret Oppenheim than her most famous work

Kunstmuseum Bern's major survey on the Swiss Surrealist aims to give an account of her long and varied career

The global appeal of Surrealism explored in exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York show, which will travel to London next year, looks at how the movement inspired artists around the world long into the 20th century

Surrealism, Sickert, Cézanne and Cornelia Parker’s exploding shed: what to see at Tate in 2022

British artist Hew Locke has been selected for Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries commission, while Barbara Hepworth gets a survey at Tate St Ives

Señor Mustache Mustache and a sinister taco-seller: Leonora Carrington's son on the colourful characters inspiring the next Venice Biennale

Gabriel Weisz Carrington recalls the fantastical tales imagined by his Surrealist artist mother that informed the title for next year’s big art event

Slavery: the groundbreaking Dutch exhibition confronting colonial history

Plus, Leonora Carrington's Surrealist children's book behind the next Venice Biennale and Rubens's landscapes reunited after 200 years

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'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

We discuss Matthew Barney, Igshaan Adams, Eileen Agar and Louise Bourgeois

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At home with the Surrealists: Leonora Carrington's Mexico City house and studio to open to the public

University-led project prepares artist's home of 65 years and its 8,000 objects for guided tours starting later this year

Trove of Surrealist publications and paintings donated to Dutch museum

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's gift from collectors Laurens Vancrevel and Frida de Jong “opens up new horizons on surrealist activities”, says expert

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Luchita Hurtado, painter, eco-warrior and witness to a century of art

The Venezuelan artist— associated with the founders of European Surrealism and the New York School in the 1940s—centred her art on nature and her own life story, and became a sensation in her 99th year

'We are all Surrealists now': how life with Leonora Carrington prepared me for coronavirus lockdown

Joanna Moorhead, the biographer and relative of the rediscovered Surrealist woman artist, talks about learning to adventure creatively from the confines of home

Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

Plus, Independent Art Fair's director on New York's changing gallery landscape. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

How to buy a... René Magritte

The artist’s trademark motifs make his work easily recognisable and desirable—but there is more to this Surrealist than apples and bowler hats

Here come the 'angels of anarchy': Surrealist women to steal the shows in 2020

Exhibitions in UK, Europe and US speak to growing public appetite for scholarship on the women of art history

At last, Dora Maar emerges from her lover Picasso’s shadow

Major survey of the Surrealist photographer at Centre Pompidou will travel to Tate Modern and the Getty Center

Bonus podcast: Dorothea Tanning show comes to Tate Modern

The full, unedited cut from our discussion with Alyce Mahon, the exhibition’s curator. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Surreal ideas about sex: how Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini resisted being pigeonholed by their gender

On The Art Newspaper podcast this week, we explore the life and work of two women connected to Surrealism whose work had until recently been overlooked

Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele

We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

The art of the Great British Bake Off

Art UK's Twitter hashtag encourages an arty take on the popular Channel 4 programme

Surrealist Dorothea Tanning finally gets long-merited major survey

Show of artist whose work “undermines old idea of Surrealism being about the objectification of women” opens in Madrid before travelling to London

Surrealism in the digital age: Beirut exhibition looks at new wave of 20th-century art movement

Show at Lebanon's Aishti Foundation is last in a trilogy exploring its vast private collection before its first solo presentation of Albert Oehlen