About the Class
Journey into the marvelous world of dreams, psychic terror, and liberation from the ordinary in this short course on surrealism. This class will introduce students to the origins and goals of surrealist philosophy and aesthetics, and survey how radical artists manifested their beliefs and visions through visual, literary, and performative arts. The science of psychoanalysis and its tenuous relationship with, and impact on, surrealist art and culture will also be discussed.
Warning: Graphic sexual and/or violent images will, at times, be displayed and discussed.
Wallis is associate professor of modern and contemporary art and curatorial studies and the Penny and Bob Fox Distinguished Professor at Moore College of Art & Design. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.