With their perverse applications of photography, the Surrealists exposed Western narratives to critical scrutiny in the wake of the world's first large-scale war. Their appropriation of a fundamentally documentary technology opened the photograph as an imaginary space within which to renegotiate frontiers, rethink received ideas, and reshape images of the self and others. A surrealist-themed SFMOMA Sessions party follows the lecture.
Genre Trouble: Surrealist Photography
Related Exhibition Beyond Real
Thursday, April 20, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Tirza Latimer, independent curator and visiting assistant professor of visual studies, California College of the Arts