Article by Barbara Confino – in New York; Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Together with Dada, Surrealism (and they really are two acts of the same play) was the most inventive of modern movements. An overwhelming number of contemporary practices and attitudes can be traced back to them. Most fundamentally they are responsible for a paradigmatic shift in the definition of the artist. From a craftsman practicing a hard won skill, the artist became…[read on…]