SO YA WANNABE A SURREALIST? UNCOMMERCIAL BREAK
This is a short intermission in my series of articles to point out something I saw quite by chance, which seems appropriate...I was delighted to see a letter by my friend John Richardson that elegantly manages to admonish the commentators on the current Surrealism Beyond Borders exhibition for their limited and almost wholly retrospective understanding of the movement, while sketching out the activities and perspectives of the movement as it exists now.
Surrealism lives on – and can light up these dark times
Congratulations also go to the Guardian for publishing this letter. All too often they have published appalling things and were complicit in 'crimes against Surrealism' with the BBC in their coverage of the Desire Unbound exhibition, the last Tate extravaganza dedicated to Surrealism. John sets the record straight regarding contemporary Surrealism's continued activity and extraordinary international reach.
Read it, it's short and to the point and might improve your day.