Surrealism in Mexico
Three-Week course, first session
This course will focus on Surrealism in Mexico. At the very beginning, we will offer an introduction to the Surrealist Movement and to the most important surrealists ideas, techniques, and goals. Immediately, we will devote some classes to the main surrealist figures that visited Mexico -André Breton, Benjamin Péret, Antonin Artaud- as well as to those surrealist artists that decided to remain in Mexico and create an important part of their whole work in Mexico, like Wolfgang Paalen, Luis Buñuel, Leonora Carrington, Edward James, and Alice Rahon. Later on, we will focus on those artists, either born in Mexico -like Frida Kahlo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Alberto Gironella, Pedro Friedberg, Octavio Paz- or in other countries - like Remedios Varo, Katy Horna, Gunther Gerzso, Alan Glass- that realized their whole work in Mexico. In addition to the required text, orther readings and visual materials will be supplied in electronic format. (.5 unit)
This course is cross-listed: Literature and Culture and Civilization
Required texts: Electronic materials in Segue.