Desire Unbound  

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"Eroticism was the theme of a major surrealist exhibition held in 1959. Designed by Breton and Marcel Duchamp, it was arranged as a journey through a series of feminine spaces. Visitors entered the gallery through a 'love grotto', a dark cavernous tunnel that led to a rose-coloured chamber where the ceiling seemed to breathe in and out. The recording of women's orgasmic sighs, made specially for that exhibition and not heard publicly since, is played in this space." [1]

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Tate Modern's Surrealism: Desire Unbound was an exhibition on surrealism organized at the Tate gallery in 2001 (20 September to 1 January). Its emphasis was on the relationship between Surrealism and eroticism. For the first time, it prominently put the work of Hans Bellmer on the map.

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