Mad About Surrealism

11 videos

Mad About Surrealism features more than three hunderd key works, rare books and records from the archives of Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró and other well-known Surrealists. They come from the former private collections of Roland Penrose, Edward James and Gabrielle Keiller, augmented with works from the collection of Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch, which is still being developed.

Mad About Surrealism presents the passion and the personal interests of four European collectors of Surrealist art, and creates an impression of the ‘madness’, the irrational and ‘the marvellous’ that the Surrealists sought in their work.

Watch this video of the 'making of' of the exhibition:

Exhibition

Mad About Surrealism. Dalí • Ernst • Magritte • Miró
11.02 - 28.05.2017 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

11 episodes of Mad About Surrealism

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Francisca Cruz

    In this video, Francisca Cruz, curator of the Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch collection, gives a presentation on the surrealist artworks collected by the Pietzsch’es.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Claire Walsh

    In this video, Claire Walsh, curatorial assistant Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, gives a presentation on the collection of Gabrielle Keiller.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Dawn Ades

    In this video, Dawn Ades, Professor Emeritus, University of Essex, gives a presentation on the collection of Edward James.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Antony Penrose

    In this video, Antony Penrose, director of the Lee Miller archive and Penrose Collection, gives a very personal presentation on The Surrealist World of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Introduction by Saskia van Kampen-Prein

    In this video, Katinka Duffhuis opens the symposium, and curator of Modern and contemporary art, Saskia van Kampen-Prein, gives an introduction to the exhibition

  • Mad About Surrealism

    Introductory film of Mad About Surrealism: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s spring 2017 exhibition about the magical world of Surrealism. The museum shows how artists such as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Joan Miró used their passion and imagination to subvert everyday reality.

  • Mad About Surrealism: Collector Gabrielle Keiller

    Mad About Surrealism presents the passion and the personal interests of four European collectors of Surrealist art, and creates an impression of the ‘madness’, the irrational and ‘the marvellous’ that the Surrealists sought in their work. The surrealists were passionate and their collectors were no less so. This video introduces collector Gabrielle Keiller (1908-1996).

  • Mad About Surrealism: Collectors Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch

    Mad About Surrealism presents the passion and the personal interests of four European collectors of Surrealist art, and creates an impression of the ‘madness’, the irrational and ‘the marvellous’ that the Surrealists sought in their work. The surrealists were passionate and their collectors were no less so. This video introduces collectors Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.

  • Mad About Surrealism: Collector Roland Penrose

    Mad About Surrealism presents the passion and the personal interests of four European collectors of Surrealist art, and creates an impression of the ‘madness’, the irrational and ‘the marvellous’ that the Surrealists sought in their work. The surrealists were passionate and their collectors were no less so. This video introduces collector Roland Penrose (1900-1984).

  • Mad About Surrealism: Collector Edward James

    Mad About Surrealism presents the passion and the personal interests of four European collectors of Surrealist art, and creates an impression of the ‘madness’, the irrational and ‘the marvellous’ that the Surrealists sought in their work. The surrealists were passionate and their collectors were no less so. This video introduces collector Edward James, an eccentric British patron.

  • Masterpiece by Salvador Dalí goes traveling

    Landscape with a girl skipping rope by Salvador Dalí goes traveling. Find out what this journey looked like in this video.