Opening this past Saturday May 9: The Art Gallery of Ontario presents Surreal Things, an unparalleled theme first to exhibit the influence of Surrealism on 20th century design. The exhibition showcases the work of Surrealist artists and designers headlining: Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, and Elsa Schiaparelli.
The exhibition focuses on Surrealism's contributions and influence on theatre, interior design, fashion, film, architecture and advertising throughout the 20th century. The work, spanning a variety of medium, is presented in five separate thematic sections including: Protest: The Ballet; Surrealism and the Object; The Illusory Interior; Nature Made Strange; and Displaying the Body.
Surreal Things is curated by Ghislaine Wood of the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. It will travel to Dallas Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Arts later this year.