Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Beaux-Arts, Paris 1938: An Homage

March 18 — May 13, 1995

Ubu Gallery presented a retrospective view of the landmark Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, which premiered at the Galerie Beaux-Arts in Paris (January 1938). The 1938 exhibition was the culminating avant-garde celebration in Europe before the devastating events leading to World War II. Included at Ubu Gallery were representative works by the major participants, photographs of the decorated mannequins, the installation (by Duchamp) for which the original exhibition is renowned and other material relating to the 1938 exhibition.

ARTISTS
Hans Bellmer, Denise Bellon, Joseph Breitenbach, André & Jacqueline Breton, Leonora Carrington, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Oscar Dominguez, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Stanley William Hayter, Maurice Henry, Georges Hugnet, Marcel Jean, Humphrey Jennings, Man Ray, André Masson, Matta, E.L.T. Mesens, Meret Oppenheim, Wolfgang Paalen, Gaston Paris, Roland Penrose, Kurt Seligmann, Jindřich Štyrský, Yves Tanguy, Toyen, Raoul Ubac, Remedios Varo

RESOURCES
Exhibition checklist
Press release
Announcement edition ubu #3

PRESS
The New York Times / Weekend / April 28, 1995 / Pepe Karmel
The New York Observer / “Surreal Moments in SoHo, in Harlem and in the Mail” / April 17, 1995 / Jonathan Napack / 1 reproduction
New York Magazine / Art: “Retrospective Surrealists’ Apogee” / April 24, 1995 / Edith Newhall / 1 reproduction

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE UBU GALLERY STORE
The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art
L’Amour Fou: Photography & Surrealism
Behind The Surrealist Curtain: Sex, Sensuality & Silence
33 Koláží: Breton, Eluard, Muzard
Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers
Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers (deluxe pink edition)
Hans Bellmer – Louise Bourgeois: Double Sexus
Octopus Time: Bellmer Painting
Victor Brauner (1903–1966)
Jindřich Štyrský: Emilie Comes to Me in a Dream

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION