法國五月藝術節(法國五月)很榮幸地宣布,與康樂及文化事務署聯合主辦的「超現實之外──巴黎龐比度中心藏品展」將在5月21日起,於香港藝術館開放予公眾參觀。展覽由香港藝術館和巴黎龐比度中心聯合籌劃,並承蒙香港賽馬會慈善信託基金主力支持。

是次展覽為香港藝術館及香港觀眾度身策劃,呈獻巴黎龐比度中心收藏的超現實主義藝術家傑作,並由該領域的國際權威、巴黎龐比度中心國立現代藝術館副總監戴迪亞.歐登傑策展。策展理念以神話角度出發,貫穿整個超現實主義的發展歷程,闡釋這個時期的重要發展歷史和美學。展覽中展出超過一百件精選作品及文獻資料,包括喬治歐.德.基里訶、薩爾瓦多.達利、賀內.馬格利特、胡安.米羅、馬克斯.恩斯特、曼.雷及傑克遜.波洛克等大師的作品。

超現實主義運動期間,亦同時產生了許多現代神話人物。1924年,當各國陷入戰爭和暴力政治意識形態之時,超現實主義的創始人安德烈.布勒東提出了建構一套新神話,為世界帶來一種新視野。眾多超現實主義運動的先驅藝術家和思想家,均渴望用現代神話取代導致這場災難的古代神話。超現實主義者希望能開創一個屬於他們的時代,能反映當時的社會、歷史和夢想的神話。

André Masson (1896 – 1987)
The Labyrinth
1938
Oil on canvas
120 x 61 cm
Donated by Bail and Elisa Goulandris in 1982
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris
Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de création industrielle
Photo credit : © Centre Pompidou, Mnam / Cci /Philippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP Copyright Artwork : © Adagp, Paris

希臘超現實主義藝術家喬治歐.德.基里訶的畫作為其他超現實主義者構築了一個現代神話的雛型。希臘神話亦對一眾偉大的早期超現實主義藝術家,如薩爾瓦多.達利、法蘭西斯.畢卡比亞和馬克斯.恩斯特等有著深遠的影響。

對現代神話的追求在1920至1930年代之間成為了超現實主義的核心。超現實主義者重新思考現代神話的意義,取而代之的是物質主義和政治主張。繁華都市和狂熱愛戀等概念成為構建超現實主義神話的素材,最終於1938年以一個穿梭生死的宇宙信使「大透明者」的形式出現。

第二次世界大戰期間,超現實主義的重心轉向占卜預言類的神話。流亡紐約的超現實主義藝術家對神秘主義和秘傳主義更感興趣。發現美洲土著和前哥倫布時期文明令他們開闢了全新視野。當中包括墨西哥藝術家迪埃哥.里維拉及古巴藝術家林飛龍等。

Max Ernst (1891 – 1976)
Chimera
1928
Oil on canvas
114 x 145.8 cm
Purchased in 1983
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris
Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de création industrielle
Photo credit : © Centre Pompidou, Mnam / Cci /Georges
Meguerditchian/Dist. RMN-GP
Copyright Artwork : © Adagp, Paris

「超現實之外──巴黎龐比度中心藏品展」
日期: 2021年5月21日 – 9月 15日(星期四休館,公眾假期除外)
地點: 香港藝術館2樓專題廳
票價:
標準票(成人)$30
團體票(20人或以上)$21
優惠票(全日制學生、殘疾人士及一同行照顧者、60歲或以上高齡人士)$15
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Victor Brauner (1903-1966)
The Mother of Myths
1965
Oil on shaped wood
144 x 200 x 3 cm
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris
Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de création industrielle
Photo credit: © Centre Pompidou, Mnam / Cci /Philippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP
Copyright of the work: © Adagp, Paris

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA), this exhibition organised especially for the Hong Kong audience will feature the greatest works by Surrealist artists in the collection of the Centre Pompidou and is curated by the worldwide authority in the field, Didier Ottinger. The curatorial concept illustrates all important stages and aesthetics through the lens of mythologies, a concept that permeates the journey of surrealism.

Since its creation in 1924, the Surrealist movement sought to invent a mythology of modern times. In the wake of the great poets such as Homer, Virgil and Dante, the surrealists wished to create a mythology of their era, that would reflect its community, history and dreams. Through Giorgio de Chirico, Greek mythology had a profound influence on the early Surrealism and artists such as Salvador Dali, Francis Picabia, Max Ernst. The quest for a modern mythology was at the heart of the surrealism during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Notions of the enchanted city and mad love all contributed to the emergence of the Surrealist myth, which finally appeared in 1938 in the shape of the Grand Transparent, a cosmic messenger between life and death.

During World War II, Surrealism turned towards the divinatory aspect of mythology. Exiled in New York, the group deepened its interest in occultism and esotericism. Their discovery of Native American and pre-Columbian civilisations opened up new perspectives.

Artists
André Breton, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dali, Francis Picabia and Max Ernst, etc

Opening hours
Mon -Wed, Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
Sat, Sun and public holiday 10:00am–7:00pm
Closed on Thu (except public holiday )

Date
21 May – 15 Sep 2021

Venue
Hong Kong Museum of Art – The Special Gallery, 2/F

Address
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tickets
Standard (Adult) $30
Group (20 persons or more) $21
Concessionary (full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above) $15
Holders of valid Museum Pass will enjoy free admission to this special exhibition