An exhibition of Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, September 1, 2018 to January 2, 2019, curated by Peter Fischer
For the first time an exhibition and a comprehensive catalogue will be dedicated to the Swiss representatives of this important twentieth century art movement. Surrealism in this country evolved in the interwar years between the poles of the Parisian avant-garde and of a climate of «national renewal». Besides the internationally well received protagonists living in Paris – Alberto Giacometti and Meret Oppenheim – there are a number of other Swiss artists developing their own surrealistic approaches. Hence, this project will deliver an overdue contribution to the historiography of twentieth century Swiss art.