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June 14, 2021
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Surrealists at Sea

19 June—12 September 2021

  • Main image: Dušan Marek, 'Rabaul revisited', 1992, Eden Hills, South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia is presenting, for the first time, an exhibition on the work of Czech-Australian brothers and pioneering surrealist artists Dušan and Voitre Marek.


Surrealists at Sea
19 June—12 September
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
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The brothers came to Adelaide in 1948, bringing with them a bold and controversial practice that challenged what was then a conservative visual art scene in Australia.

It was claimed by South Australian artist and critic Ivor Francis that Dušan’s work would not be appreciated in the artist’s lifetime, but in this AGSA exhibition, both brothers will get their due.

The exhibition features paintings created on the brothers’ long sea voyage to Adelaide, as well as Dušan’s surrealist films.

Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at Sea is a free exhibition, located in galleries 2225 of the AGSA.

For more information, see the event page.

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