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Surrealism Beyond Borders

Painting of a woman sat on a chair in the middle of a room, a hyena-like animal at her feet, her arm outstretched as if to pet it, with a white rocking horse behind her seemingly leaping through the air towards the curtain-framed window in the background

Leonora Carrington Self Portrait ca. 1937–38 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) © The estate of the artist, DACS, 2021

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

  • Advance booking is recommended ​
  • Members enjoy free entry – no need to book, just turn up with your card
  • How to book a school visit


£18 / Free for Members

Concessions available

£5 for Tate Collective. 16–25? Sign up and log in to book

Start your weekend with a guided tour of the exhibition: £30 / £12 for Members. Choose the 10.15 time slot on a Saturday from July to book.

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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 Americas Foundation

Tate International Council

Tate Patrons and Tate Members


Prepare to have your artistic expectations exploded

The Times

A fascinating look at how a movement went global

Evening Standard

This sprawling survey captures the extraordinary scope of a global artistic explosion

The Guardian

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