Im­age trea­son

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Bel­gian sur­re­al­ist René Magritte was a mas­ter of plac­ing peo­ple and ob­jects to­gether in a prac­ti­cal sense, and then aban­don­ing all logic in the cre­ative mo­ment. Strongly in­flu­enced by Italy’s mas­ter of the sur­real, Gior­gio de Chirico, noth­ing was cer­tain – and any­thing and ev­ery­thing was pos­si­ble for Magritte. This was, af­ter all, the man who painted a smok­ing pipe and wrote un­der­neath it, “This is not a pipe” in 1929. Now, his work comes to Hong Kong cour­tesy of Ar­tisTree in Taikoo Place through the ex­hi­bi­tion René Magritte: The Re­veal­ing Im­age – Pho­tos and Films, an am­bi­tious in­stal­la­tion that im­merses visi­tors in 132 orig­i­nal pho­to­graphs and eight films.

The work – cre­ated between 1914 and 1967 – has never been ex­hib­ited in Asia and Europe. The ex­hi­bi­tion, which runs from Jan­uary 19 to Fe­bru­ary 19, seeks to shed new light on Magritte’s cre­ative process.

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