The Reception of the Halmstad Group during the 1930s
2017 (English)In: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950 / [ed] Tania Ørum, Per Stounbjerg, Benedikt Hjartarson & Andrea Kollnitz, Haag: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Early on, influential art historians and critics identified the Halmstad Group as an interesting Swedish example of international surrealism. Others made fun of a supposedly odd combination of international avant-garde trends and manifestations of such an off-centre locality as the city of Halmstad. Individually the artists were both identified and denied as surrealists, depending on how strictly they were compared to preconceived notions about international surrealism. The artists themselves tried to balance this with independence in order to claim a type of surrealism of their own.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Haag: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017.
The Halmstad Group, Surrealism, Nordic Avant-Garde
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33686OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-33686DiVA: diva2:1087421
Förväntas publiceras 20172017-04-062017-04-062017-04-11