Consequences / Cadavre Exquis, 2020
The Tears of Eros: Moesman, Surrealism and the Sexes brings together surrealist art from the past and present. Johannes Moesman (1909-1988) was the only Dutch artist to be formally ranked among the surrealists. This exhibition contextualizes his oeuvre with that of his famous international peers, including Salvador Dalí, René Magritte and Max Ernst. Furthermore, and for the first time in the Netherlands, female surrealists such as Claude Cahun, Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini will feature prominently. The Tears of Eros presents work by contemporary artists including Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Paul Kooiker and Viviane Sassen, reinforcing surrealism's continuity into our time.
Viviane Sassen created a series of new collages especially for this exhibition. They are based on the ‘exquisite corpse’ technique: a creative game that surrealists were fond of playing. Body parts are connected in ways that produce odd hybrid creatures.