Tate Modern Exhibition

Surrealism Beyond Borders

Ithell Colquhoun, ‘Scylla’ 1938
Ithell Colquhoun, Scylla 1938. Tate. © Spire Healthcare, © Noise Abatement Society, © Samaritans

This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement

Surrealism is not a style – but a state of mind. It aims to subvert reality. To find the uncanny in the everyday. To tap into our unconscious desires and bring dreams to life. And for many artists around the world, it has been a way to challenge authority and imagine a new world.

Previous stories of surrealism have focused on Paris in the 1920s. Based on extensive research, this exhibition will reach across the world and over 50 years. It will show how artists around the world have been inspired and united by surrealism – from centres as diverse as Buenos Aires, Cairo, Lisbon, Mexico City, Prague, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Surrealism Beyond Borders is presented in the Eyal Ofer Galleries.

Research supported by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational in partnership with Hyundai Motor.

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Tate Modern

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


24 February – 29 August 2022

Booking details to be announced

Supported by

With additional support from

The Surrealism Beyond Borders Exhibition Supporters Circle:

Huo Family Foundation (UK) Limited
and those who wish to remain anonymous

Tate Patrons and Tate Members

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