The alternative reality

The Aargauer Kunsthaus is currently showing a large-scale exhibition devoted to Surrealism – the enigmatic, magical and at times threatening art movement. Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst or Yves Tanguy are the names that first come to mind when thinking about Surrealism. There is also Meret Oppenheim, whose fur cup is probably one of the most famous works of Surrealism and can now be found in the MoMA in New York, and Alberto Giacometti and Serge Brignoni, who were active members of the movement as early as the 1920s. The Aargauer Kunsthaus is currently showing around 400 works by Swiss artists from the Surrealist period in an impressive exhibition.

“Surrealism Switzerland”, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, until 2 January 2019

The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated publication with various texts and 61 artist portraits in German and Italian. 288 pages, 300 colour images, CHF 59.–

© Pro Litteris, Kunstmuseum Bern, Succession Alberto Giacometti


Comments (0)

Write new comment

Comments are approved within one to three days. The editorial team reserves the right not to publish discriminatory, racist, defamatory or inflammatory comments. Our detailed comment rules are available here.

For hundreds of churches in Switzerland the question is whether they should be demolished, sold, rented out or put to a completely different use....

Read more

A year before the elections, the desire of many politicians to get their fingers burnt by the most heated dossier in federal Bern has noticeably...

Read more

The summer of 2018 was Switzerland’s hottest since 1864. It was not only hotter than the previous record summer of 2003, but also exceptionally dry....

Read more

The printed book lives on

Digitalisation shook the Swiss book market and led to a decline in sales. But the book world is enduring the storms thanks to the passion and...

Read more

Auslandschweizer Organisation
Alpenstrasse 26
3006 Bern, Schweiz

tel +41 31 356 61 10
fax +41 31 356 61 01