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The World in the Time of the Surrealists

1929
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The artist of this ‘map’ is unknown, but it first appeared in a Belgian magazine dedicated to surrealism, Variétés, in 1929. Many surrealists rejected the idea of patriotism, and objected to a Euro-centric view of the art world, challenging notions of colonial supremacy.

It disrupts European conventions by positioning the Pacific Ocean at the heart of the world map. Significant regions are lost in this undoing of 1920s politics, including most of Western and Eastern Europe, and the shrinking of the continents of Africa and South America. In the author’s desire to challenge dominant narratives, the colonising powers of Western Europe, Japan and the United States are eliminated.
  • Artist Anonymous
  • Artwork The World in the Time of the Surrealists
  • Exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 1929
  • Credit Original: “Le monde au temps des surréalistes” (The World in the Time of the Surrealists), from Variétés (Brussels), special Surrealist number, June 1929Tate Library
  • Product Code S22296
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DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 1-2 weeks. For international orders, delivery may take 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

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Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

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Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.

Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 1-2 weeks. For international orders, delivery may take 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.