The opening of the exhibition Notre Livre: À toute épreuve. A Collaboration between Joan Miró and Paul Éluard will be celebrated on Sunday, March 9, 2008, with a lecture and reception. Elza Adamowicz will speak on “The Surrealist Artist’s Book: Beyond the Page” in the Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, at 3:00. A reception will follow at 4:00, in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts on the second floor of Firestone Library.
Elza Adamowicz is a Professor of French Literature and Visual Culture and the Chair of French Department at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research specialisations are Dada and Surrealism and her work, among other things, has offered a reflection on the relationship between literature and art, and text and image in these movements. Her publications include: Surrealist Collage in Text and Image: dissecting the exquisite corpse (Cambridge University Press 1998); Ceci n’est pas un tableau: les écrits surréalistes sur l’art (L’Age d’Homme 2004); Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers (edited book, Peter Lang 2006) and Buñuel and Dali: Un Chien andalou (forthcoming 2008). She has also published numerous articles on topics such as Claude Cahun, André Breton, Joan Miró, collage and Surrealist maps. In 2006, she co-organised a conference on Dada entitled “Eggs laid by tigers: Dada and Beyond” at Swansea University. She is currently researching on a book on Dada bodies: ‘Dada’s exquisite corpses: between battlefield and fairground’.
The exhibition continues in the Milberg Gallery through June 29, 2008, open Monday to Friday, 9:00-5:00, Wednesday 9:00-7:45, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00. The exhibition is free and open to the public.