Het Surrealisme in België: Histoire de ne pas rire (Bozar)

Xavier Cononne (Ed.)

Bozar Books & Mercatorfonds, 2024


Surrealism in Belgium. Histoire de ne pas rire is a richly illustrated scholarly work with contributions from authors specialized in different fields (fine arts, history, literature and film). Surrealist activity in Belgium was contemporary, but distinct from that of the Surrealist group in France. It developed over more than sixty years. Three successive generations worked to change the world through language and representation, while also addressing the core aesthetic issues of their time.

This book was produced in the context of the centenary of Surrealism (1924–2024) and of the exhibition of the same name at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts. It draws attention to the visual, literary and poetic activity of this group of artists, which included Paul Nougé, Marcel Mariën, Jane Graverol, Tom Gutt and Rachel Baes. Artists who moved in the circles around key figures with greater international fame – such as René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Yves Tanguy, Paul Delvaux and Giorgio de Chirico – but they were just as essential to the world of surrealism due to their originality and specificities of their work. IN DUTCH, ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRENCH


ISBN: 9789462303652

288 pages, illustrated, 28,5 x 22 cm, hardcover, Dutch (on request also available in French)