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07/08/2016Man Ray’s Revolving Doors

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Yesterday I went to one of my favourite galleries, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, to see the Surreal Encounters | Collecting the Marvellous exhibition. It included many visual and conceptual delights, one of them being Man Ray’s Revolving Doors series – wonderful colours and compositions of geometric shapes to inspire.

From Princeton University Art Museum website:
Between 1916 and 1917, the artist and photographer Man Ray created a series of collages he called “Revolving Doors.” He included the series in his third solo exhibition at the Daniel Gallery in New York, in 1919. The collages, whose geometric shapes combine machine-like and anthropomorphic forms, were framed and installed on a rotating pole that the viewer could spin. The original collages were destroyed, but Ray later reproduced them in this series of stencil prints, published by Éditions Surréalistes in Paris.

The Revolving Doors: The concern of a period of time often leads to the disappearance of material space. That is what the images in two dimensions shown here tend to prove; by a mutual action, they give birth to a series of events escaping from the control of all diversion.

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