Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism (Studies in Surrealism)

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Descriptions : Consuming Surrealism in American Culture Dissident Modernism argues that Surrealism worked as a powerful agitator to disrupt dominant ideas of modern art in the United States Unlike standard accounts that focus on Surrealism in the U S during the s as a point of departure for the ascendance of the New York School this study contends that Surrealism has been integral to the development of American visual culture over the course of the twentieth century Through analysis of Surrealism in both the museum and the marketplace Sandra Zalman tackles Surrealisms multi faceted circulation as both elite and popular Zalman shows how the American encounter with Surrealism was shaped by Alfred Barr William Rubin and Rosalind Krauss as these influential curators mobilized Surrealism to compose to concretize or to unseat narratives of modern art in the s s and s alongside Surrealisms intersection with advertising Magic Realism Pop and the rise of contemporary photography As a popular avant garde Surrealism openly resisted art historical classification forcing the supposedly distinct spheres of modernism and mass culture into conversation and challenging theories of modern art in which it did not fit in large part because of its continued relevance to contemporary American culture










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