Max Ernst is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and a leading surrealist, Max Ernst continues to fascinate and inspire to this day.
We perceive that a new generation is attracted to his multifaceted œuvre in an era that holds many parallel realities – not least his petrified and imaginary landscapes that have many similarities with computer games and fantasy literature.
Iris Müller-Westermann, curator of international art, Moderna Museet
Werner Spies, art historian and Max Ernst expert
Kirsten Degel, curator, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Max Ernst. Dream and Revolution will comprise some 175 works; paintings, collages, works on paper and sculptures. The term dream in the title refers to the importance of dreams and the unconscious in his works, while revolution stands for the way he challenges conventions and expectations in his art.
The exhibition is produced jointly with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, to which it will proceed in spring 2009. In conjunction with the exhibition an extensively illustrated catalogue will be published in Swedish, English and German, by Hatje Cantz Verlag.
Exhibition architecture and catalogue design: chezweitz & roseapple, Berlin.