Surrealism, in all its phantasmagoric glory, has been around for almost a century. 2009 marks the 90th anniversary of the movement and yet, in all that time, the female Surrealists, those uncompromising women who rejected the role of the muse for that of the artist, have gone largely unnoticed. Until now, that is – because last week saw the opening of Angels of Anarchy, the first ever attempt to survey the work of Surrealist women. And with 150 artworks by over 30 artists, and work on loan from Tate, Pompidou and the Museo De Arte Moderno (Mexico), it looks set to be a blockbuster. Unconvinced? Watch the exhibition trailer here.
Other Art in Manchester
THINGS WE LIKE
- People’s History Museum, Castlefield, Spinningfields & Deansgate, Manchester, 14 February 2015–28 June 2015
- The Lowry, Manchester, Salford, The Quays, 24 January 2015–26 April 2015
- Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool, Manchester, William Brown Street, 19 January 2015–31 July 2015
- Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre, Liverpool, Manchester, 5 February 2015–7 March 2015
- Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, Northern Quarter, 18 December 2014–22 March 2015