Echoes of Contemporary Surrealism, Szimpla Kert Budapest, 26 June

  • 23 Jun 2022 11:29 AM
Echoes of Contemporary Surrealism, Szimpla Kert Budapest, 26 June
Ever since the Large Hadron Collider proved the existence of the Higgs Boson–also known as the “God Particle”–in 2012, some say we slipped into an absurd, parallel universe.

The first wave of Surrealism was born out of a world that spun out of control, responding to the tragedy of the First World War, the power of the atom, and the uncharted territory of the unconscious mind as postulated by Sigmund Freud.

Almost 100 years later, there is a call to the surreal once more as a mechanism to handle a reality where fake news runs rampant and we learn to navigate a post-Covid world with the possibility of yet another world war creeping quite literally towards our doorsteps.

Surrealism offers us a chance not only to escape, but to process emotions we have no expression for. We want to find a space where we can explore the labyrinths of our minds, untangle the chaos of the past few years and explore that unconscious part of ourselves with a like-minded community, while having the fun we are all starved for after waves of lockdowns.

Here in Budapest, Hungary, the heart of Central Europe only hours away from the birthplace of Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, we’re bringing surrealism and the world of dreams and the unconscious to life with our collaboration with the contemporary surrealist group in the Middle East, Sulfur Maison André Breton, Ladul, and La Belle Inutile Editions, whose parallel Echoes of Contemporary Surrealism Alexandria is the mothership for a global wave of events in Surrealism taking place on the 26 June 2022.


15:30 Welcome by Budapest Surrealist Society                

16:00 -18:00: Freudian Slip Surrealist Workshops
Behind the Blindfold: In-Lab Surrealist Art Workshop

Room A
Double Labyrinth of the Mind: An Immersive Surrealist Writing Workshop

Room B
Dream Theater: A Genuine Surreal Experience

Room C
16:00 – 18:00: Screenings of Selected Short Surrealist Films from Egypt
Room A
18:30-19:00    PandaParade: A surrealist gorilla fashion show

Date and time:  
26 June 2022, 3 +- 7 pm 

Szimpla Kert
Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075

Further info from Esther Holbrook 

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