Glory Days of Paris Lecture Series


The Philosophical Framework, Dadaism and Surrealism

The University of Cambridge Alumni Society of Paris invite Trinity alumni to join them for the next lecture in their ‘Glory Days of Paris’ series.

Dr Alyce Mahon (e2000), Trinity Fellow and reader in Modern and Contemporary Art History, will speak on The Philosophical Framework, Dadaism and Surrealism in Christie’s Paris auction rooms.

“The modern world that burst upon Paris during the inter-war years was not just an artistic revolution that questioned and destroyed perceived convention, it was also the fruit of philosophy. First, the Dada movement founded in Zurich by artists such as Tristan Tzara and Hans Arp, and then Surrealism under the aegis of André Breton, drawing into its vortex artists and intellectuals including René Magritte, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Salvador Dali.”

Tickets are priced at €25 each

Future lectures in the series:

The artists and writers of the fabulous ‘20s and ‘30s – 17 October 2019

Jazz, the theme tune to Les Annees Folles – March 2020

Design and architecture: elegance is refusal: Corbusier, Cassandre and Chanel – 28 May 2020

Post script; Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and existentialism – October/November 2020