The Strange Case of Victor Brauner

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Oct 18 2020 - Jan 10 2021

Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

In collaboration with the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Barnes presents The Strange Case of Victor Brauner. The exhibition is one of the first major US retrospectives dedicated to the influential surrealist.

Born in a small town in Romania and active in Paris, Victor Brauner (1903–1966) played a key part in surrealist circles, creating a range of dreamlike imagery throughout his career. A cast of characters, including figures with surplus limbs and eyes, inhabit his paintings, while his sculptural forms blur the boundaries between animate and inanimate objects. 

Brauner’s failed attempt to settle in the US during the Second World War, caused by his inability to secure a visa, adds to the poignancy of this significant exhibition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

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