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Women, Sex and Surrealism: A Talk by Alyce Mahon

  • 1 Doyce Street London, England, SE1 0EU United Kingdom (map)

Dr Alyce Mahon is Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge, and curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition at Tate Modern, will give a short lunchtime talk at the Doyce Street Studios, discussing the centrality of sexuality and gender to Surrealist imagery and ideas that resonate powerfully with the cultural and political climate today.

"I hope visitors are inspired by Tanning’s rich and varied body of work and that they see and enjoy how much she expanded the boundaries of modern art and of Surrealism. I also hope the exhibition helps people see that Surrealism challenged rigid boundaries of sexual, gender, racial, and national identity – it’s a positive example for us all." - Alyce Mahon, about the Dorothea Tanning Exhibition

This event is part of a 7 day exhibition titles '3 Streets Away' taking place at Doyce Street Studios:

3 Streets Away from the Dorothea Tanning show at Tate, a group of diverse artists show their own works in response to the Surrealist. From 1st - 7th May experience a small, surreal, interactive exhibition and series of happenings, with live performances, sculpture, moving image and paint.

"A furry road, rainy day canapés, chairs that aren’t chairs and finely stitched tumbleweed."

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