Surrealism @ 100

Facing Reality 4 Social Justice

22-05-2024 • 45 mins

Surrealism came from the social discontent that existed after WWI. Andre Breton wrote the first Surrealist Manifesto in 1924. It grew to a powerful artistic, political and philosophical movement that still has a strong intranational following today.

Penelope Rosemont has been a guiding force in this movement since the 1960s. In this interview she discusses the origins of the surrealist movement, its growth and relationship to economic depression and war, and its organizational crisis after Breton's death in 1966. She also looks to a vibrant future for the movement as it continues to inspire adherents with an increasing international reach.


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