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Virtual Viewing: Fantastic Women Reviewed by Karla Kelsey
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A new history of Surrealist women artists.

Virtual Viewing: Fantastic Women Reviewed by Karla Kelsey
Fantastic Women1 Schirn Kunsthalle

A new history of Surrealist women artists.

Loplop Persists: Max Ernst’s Collages Reviewed by Elina Alter
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The imaginary as real.

The Unnamable Inspires Me: Anne Serre Interviewed by Mary South
The Fool by Anne Serre

On writing for the sound of it, scandalous joy, and the seriousness of scatterbrained expression.

Running off to Join the Circus: Wayne Koestenbaum Interviewed by Ruby Brunton
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The writer on the tradition of notebook writers, archiving his own work, and enjoying a ragged, damaged, nervous narration.

An Homage to How Artists Inspire Artists: Courtney Maum Interviewed by Katharine Coldiron
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The author on writing about the swell before a war, factual inaccuracy as surrealism, and taking a jab at our own heedlessness.

A Cosmos of Your Own Creation: Mark Mayer Interviewed by Kristen Kubecka
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The author discusses his debut collection, Aerialists, and the surreality of the human mind.

Three Letters by Remedios Varo

I have let a prudent amount of time go by and now believe, or more, I am absolutely certain that your spirit will find it auspicious to be in contact with me. I am a reincarnation of a friend you had in other times. 

Party Like It’s 2018: Canyon Castator’s Pissing Match by Emma Howcroft
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One painter’s apocalypse is another’s surrealist debauch.

One Piece: Falls by Ethan Greenbaum
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

Christos Chrissopoulos’s The Parthenon Bomber by Saul Anton
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Partly inspired by the Greek surrealist Yorgos Makris’s 1944 manifesto, “Let’s Blow Up the Acropolis!,” Christos Chrissopoulos’s novella, The Parthenon Bomber, sets out to imagine just what might lead a young man to write himself into history by blowing up an ur-symbol of Western civilization.

Annie Baker’s The Antipodes by Marie-Helene Bertino
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The universe and the playwright

Polina Barskova by Michael Juliani
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“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”

China Miéville by Paul La Farge
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Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.

Horizontal Bar by Benjamin Fondane
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A cinepoem—introduced by Leonard Schwartz.

Miguel Gomes by Tânia Cypriano
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“What I believe is that you just keep filming.”

Lisa Immordino Vreeland by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“She wasn’t loved, so she didn’t know how to give love.”

Mark von Schlegell by Erika Landström
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“Fiction can be this art object that doesn’t show us anything new about reality, but draws out everything fake.”

Damon & Naomi by Tobias Carroll
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Silent film, Oulipian lyrics, and keeping it all together.

On the Paintings of David Lynch by William J. Simmons & Coleen Fitzgibbon
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Masculinity, melodrama, and the Black Lodge.

Albert Serra by Steve Macfarlane
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Casanova, Dracula, and art in the age of digital filmmaking.

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