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Eileen Agar in new Surrealism exhibition at The Met

November 2, 2021
Eileen Agar is included in Surrealism Beyond Borders, a major new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
 
The exhibition reconsiders the true 'movement' of Surrealism across boundaries of geography and chronology, with works produced over seven decades and spanning far beyond Europe - influencing artists in Australia, Colombia, Egypt, Japan and Mozambique. 
 
 
Agar's Angel of Anarchy, on loan from Tate, is part of a room of Surrealist sculpture, nearby Dali's iconic Lobster Telephone, and a Giacometti.
 
 
Reviewing the exhibition for Studio International, Jill Spalding writes that "the sculptures held my attention ... I was particularly drawn to Agar's uncannily contemporary plaster head Angel of Anarchy".
 
 
Among the many highlights are Magritte's Time Transfixed, and A Little Night Music by Dorothea Tanning. 
 
 
The exhibition runs from 11 October to 30 January 2022.