Including more than 120 photographs by such artists as Man Ray, Eugène Atget, Brassaï, Hans Bellmer and André Kertész, Twilight Visions will celebrate Paris as the literal and metaphoric foundation of Surrealism.
In addition to examining the revolutionary social, aesthetic and political activities of the movement between the world wars, the exhibition focused works—predominantly on photographs as well as select films, books and period ephemera—that evoke the mystery of the chance encounters experienced by the Surrealists as they wandered through the labyrinthine city streets.
Organized by the Frist Art Museum with guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, Ph.D.
Including more than 120 photographs by such artists as Man Ray, Eugène
Accompanying the exhibition was a full-color illustrated exhibition catalogue, published by the University of California Press, with essays by Dr. Lichtenstein, as well as by other noted scholars, including British historian Colin Jones, Julia Kelly, lecturer at the University of Manchester; and Whitney Chadwick, professor of art at San Francisco State University.
The exhibition traveled to the International Center of Photography in New York, Jan. 29–May 9, 2010, and to the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Ga. June 4–Sept. 30, 2010.
The Frist Art Museum expresses appreciation to the Culturesfrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy for their support in organizing the Surreal to Reel: Paris on Film series as well as for providing the films L’Atalante and Hotel du Nord.