The story of the Surrealist movement and its impact on the world will be on display at the “Amazing” exhibition at the Design Museum.

The exhibition, entitled “Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today,” will take place October 14-February 19 and explore how the Surrealist movement has revolutionized art and design.

Nearly 350 objects will be on display, including works by Salvador Dali, Rrose Sélavy, Leonora Carrington and Man Ray, as well as works by Dior, Bjork, Tim Walker and Sarah Lucas.

This is the first time the Design Museum has explored the relationship between art and design at major exhibitions.


Sarah Lucas 1999 Cigarette Titz (Sarah Lucas / PA)

The exhibition covers nearly 100 years and is divided into four sections focusing on everyday objects, interior design, fashion and the impact of Surrealism on the body and mind.

Dali’s lobster telephone and Ray’s gift show how everyday things were accepted into movement, and Lucas’ cigarette boobs use the body to reveal the stereotypes of female sexuality. Identify if you can.

The exhibition will also cover the impact of Surrealism on fashion, as many Surrealist artists worked as photographers, including Dali, who created the cover art for fashion magazine Vogue.

Vintage magazines will be featured alongside photographs inspired by contemporary magazine Surrealism, such as Walker’s 2013 photo shoot with W magazine actress Tilda Swinton.

Tim Marlow, director of the Design Museum, said:

“This spectacular exhibition takes visitors on a 100-year fascinating journey of this radical relationship and brings the story for the first time to this day.

Early surrealists were survivors of the World War I and 1918 influenza pandemics, and their art was partly a reaction to those horrors.Katherine Johnson, Curator

“This exhibition is a landmark in the history of Surrealism and design, and is also part of a rich and ongoing story about London’s involvement with one of the great cultural movements of the last century.”

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Curator Katherine Johnson said: This exhibition shows that it is still alive and will never actually disappear.

“Early Surrealists were survivors of the World War I and 1918 influenza pandemics, and their art was partly a reaction to their horrors.

“Today, in the context of rapid technological change, war, and another pandemic, the spirit of Surrealism feels more vibrant in modern design than ever before.”

Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Opening today at the Design Museum on October 14th.

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