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Eileen Agar part of "unsettling" new show at Tate Modern

March 2, 2022

Eileen Agar is one of the many international artists included in Surrealism Beyond Borders, the latest major show to open at Tate Modern.  


This sprawling 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, from the Tate's permanent collection, is part of a room of Surrealist sculpture that includes Dali's iconic Lobster Telephone. For Sarah Kent, of The Arts Desk, both works "are as fresh and surprising as they were over 80 years ago when they were conceived". 
Previously on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition has been described as "a tremendous work of scholarship" by The Guardian's Adrian Searle, in his recent four-star review.
Surrealism Beyond Borders runs from 24 February to 29 August, at Tate Modern.