I SAW THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SUN WITH YOU
Female Surrealists from Eastern Europe
12 – 30 April, 2023
Curated by Anke Kempkes, European ArtEast Foundation unveils an exhibition presenting some of the most outstanding female Surrealists from Poland, former Czechoslovakia, and former Yugoslavia, most of whom are still largely unknown in the West.
Surrealism has been a contested movement in the Eastern European avant-gardes and evolved in highly original local varieties. Czechoslovakia had the strongest Surrealist artist group already fully formed in the interwar period, and in close alliance with the Parisian artists, the programmatic centre of the Surrealist movement.
The exhibition lineup includes Maria Anto*, Teresa Żarnower, Erna Rosenstein, Alina Szapocznikow, Zoﬁa Rydet, Franciszka Themerson, Alicja and Bożena Wahl, Eva Kmentová, Toyen, Ljiljana Blazevska, Milena Pavlović-Barili, Stanislava Kovalcikova.
European Arteast Foundation website
Cromwell Place website
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*Conservator’s care over the works of Maria Anto – Marlena Koczorowska