In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his
journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism.
Bataille--poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy
within" surrealism--used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent
confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and
archaeology. Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of
DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital... more...