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Les Mystères de la chambre noire: Photographic Surrealism, 1920 – 1950

June 5 — September 29, 2017

Ubu Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographic images by thirty-three avant-garde artists who experimented with surrealist methods. Utilizing techniques including photomontage, multiple exposures, combined negatives, brülage, photograms and the disarming juxtaposition of disparate images, the artists created unsettling realities. The artists embraced photography as a new medium in the 20th century in part because of the credibility of photography; the idea that the camera does not lie, lent itself to challenging our assumptions about reality.

Hans Bellmer, Denise Bellon, Victor Brauner, Vane Bor, James Hamilton Brown, Janusz Maria Brzeski, Claude Cahun, René Clair, Robert Disraeli, Jimmy Ernst, Max Ernst, Victor Guidalevitch, David Hare, Artür Harfaux, Harold Leroy Harvey, Raoul Hausmann, Jindřich Heisler, Georges Hugnet, Pierre Jahan, Humphrey Jennings, Edmund Kesting, Miloš Koreček, Jerzy Kujawski, Nathan Lerner, Marcel Mariën, Jean Mowat, Gaston Paris, Man Ray, Jindřich Štyrský, Soichi Sunami, Val Telberg, Stefan Themerson, Raoul Ubac, Wols

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