surreal / theme
Unlikely juxtapositions, the world turned slightly awry: the ear where the mouth should be, the toilet in the dining room. The surreal is not unreal or psychedelic per se; rather, it re-aligns the real into alarming configurations. There is a certain uncanniness as the familiar suddenly finds itself in an unfamiliar situation.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.