Trebuchet was born through a desire to provide a platform for contemporary art criticism. Many of their staff come from commercial media backgrounds or regimented academic backgrounds, the thrill then is to write from a place that is neither beholden to financial interests nor academic process but has the impact and appeal of the former and the insight of the latter. Trebuchet aims forward, increasing the range of art.
Is surrealism finished? Writer Edward Winters suggests that, like conceptual art, surrealism may have hit a cultural peak and has thus dissipated creatively into widespread acceptance, that it might be ‘over, yet everywhere’.
From billboards to fiction, it has become so common to include elements that touch on the unreal, odd corners of the psyche, or on psychological themes, that their absence is often more remarkable than their inclusion. So, the challenge in this issue is to investigate what surrealism means now.