Friday, September 08, 2006

The Vicious Circle

Pierre Klossowski Scène du Jeune Ogier et du Commandeur de St. Vit (Scene of Young Ogier and the Commander of St Vit), 1982, Colour pencils on paper, 132 x 150cm
Agnès b. collection.

Hans Bellmer Céphalopode 1900, 1939/40, Gouache, brown ink, watercolour and pencil on paper , fixed on masonite, 49.5 x 46.3cm, Private collection, Switzerland

Taking the title of Klossowski’s book Nietzsche et le Cercle Vicieux as its reference, this small gathering of art works, installed like a cabinet of curiosities, explores the overlapping themes in the work of Klossowski and Bellmer. It revolves around eroticism, the Marquis De Sade and Friedrich Nietzsche, while exploring a post-war Surrealist legacy.

It features drawings, photos, etchings, books and manuscripts by artists including Balthus, Jean Benoit, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassai, Claude Cahun, Marcel Duchamp, Leonor Fini, Françoise Janicot, Marcel Jean, Michel Journiac, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Henri Maccheroni, Dora Maar, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Pierre Molinier, Man Ray, Toyen, Unica Zurn and others.

20 September - 19 November 2006
at Whitechapel

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