co-curated by marc hungerbuhler, raul zamudio and alfredo martinez
october 7 - october 29, 2005
Andre Breton’s MANIFESTE DU SURRÉALISME was published in 1924. Influenced by psychological theories, Breton defined Surrealism as "pure psychic automatism, by which an attempt is made to express, either verbally, in writing or in any other manner, the true functioning of thought. The dictation of thought, in the absence of all control by reason, excluding any aesthetic or moral preoccupation." In the Second Manifesto Breton stated that the surrealists strive to attain a "mental vantage-point (point de l'esprit) from which life and death, the real and the imaginary, past and future, communicable and incommunicable, high and low, will no longer be perceived as contradictions."
Breton goes on suggesting that the greatest surrealist work is a man entering a crowded place with a loaded gun, and to shoot down indiscriminately until stopped.
“crime” is a group exhibition featuring, cara earl, eric doeringer, jim costanzo, wolfgang stiller, testtube, roman deingruber, stuart croft, ruben gutierrez, ayesha malik, o zhang, chan park and bik van der pol.