Surrealists at Sea

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Art / The Art Gallery Of South Australia

19 June 2021
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Ends: 12 September 2021

Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at sea

Galleries 22-25

Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at sea is the first major survey of the art of Czech-Australian brothers Dušan and Voitre Marek. From their arrival in Adelaide in 1948, Dušan and Voitre set into motion a surge of new ideas and controversies that challenged the conventions of Australian art.

Set against the sound of ticking clocks and a music box, this exhibition presents the breadth of their investigations. Highlights include the artists’ voyage paintings created during their long sea journey from Europe to Australia and Dušan’s pioneering surrealist films.

Image: Dušan Marek, Australia, 7 /03/1926 - 1993, Analysis of substance, 1952, Kings Cross, Sydney, oil on canvas, 36.5 x 88.2 cm; Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007 National Gallery of Australia, © Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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