Joseph Cornell and surrealism in New York

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Some of us are used not to move from our wonderful campus. Indeed, what for? We can eat, sleep, party, practice sport, get an haircut, get girls, (work), attend to lectures… But this is a shame. “You al engineel now” (private joke), please open your eyes and be curious! We have the opportunity to live close to one of the biggest cities in France, with a higly rich cultural history, bars with exotic drinks, cheap restaurants, tons of events, and in a word an infinite number of things to discover. So, what are you waiting for? Here are some propositions that might guide you for your outings in the city and broaden your horizons…

 

 

Joseph Cornell et

les surréalistes à New York : Dali,

Duchamp, Ernst, Man Ray…

 

Joseph Cornell, Original Collage for Surrealisme Exhibition catalogue Julien Lévy Gallery 1932 – Collection

 

 

6 years have been needed to prepare this exhibition, which turns out to be

agreat success. From October, and until February, 10th, some 269 works of arts are exposed at the ‘Musée des Beaux arts’. Mainly focused on the American artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage, it deals with the period of surrealism in New York. Among Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Man Ray, you’ll be amazed by the enigmatic, inexplicable, unjustifiable principle of these works. A lot of private collections from New York have never been seen in France… It’s a must see!

Musée des beaux-arts, 20, place des Terreaux, Lyon. From wednesday to monday, from 8 to 18. 6 €.

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