During the month of July, the Foro del Sur Foundation conducted an art history course that set out to investigate the repercussions of the artistic movement of surrealism in Mexico. What did Leon Trotsky's presence in Mexico mean for art? And the trips of Antonin Artaud and André Breton to that country? What happened at the International Surrealism exhibition in Mexico in 1940? These were some of the concerns addressed.
Miguel Ángel Muñoz - Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (UBA). Member of the Argentine Center of Art Researchers (C.A.I.A.). Full Professor of History of American Art II at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (UBA). Professor Emeritus of the University of Salvador. Senior Lecturer of History of Art and American and Argentine Culture III and History of Art and American culture and Argentina IV at the School of Management and History of the Arts, Faculty of History, Geography and Tourism (University of El Salvador). Professor in charge of the first year of the Art History short career at the Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
He has published several works on topics of Argentine and Latin American art.
- Surrealism. A conceptualization essay. The problem of "surrealist painting". André Breton's role in the development and investigations from the 1924 Manifesto to the diaspora after the beginning of war in 1939.
- Mexico and Surrealism. Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s. Leon Trotsky’s presence. Antonin Artaud and André Breton’s travels to the country. The International Exhibition of Surrealism in Mexico (1940).
- The problem of surrealism in Mexico. Abraham Ángel, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, Agustín Lazo, Rufino Tamayo and the Contemporáneos magazine. Surrealism or fantastic painting? Mexican artists close to Surrealism. Frida Kahlo, María Izquierdo, Antonio Ruiz "El Corso", Julio Castellanos, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Gunther Gerzso.
- European surrealists in Mexico. Those emigrated by the war of 1939. Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Kati Horna, Wolfgang Paalen.