THE BIRTH OF A BLACK SURREALISM

Friday 5th October 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN

In 1945, André Breton came to Haiti and gave a series of lectures which – some say – helped spark a political revolution. Yet it was his visit to the radical art studio, le Centre d’Art d’Haïti, which would change him and the course of art history forever.

This open-forum conversation will include audience members to discuss a critical moment in the development of the mid 20th century African diaspora aesthetic. JAMES BRETT (Filmmaker, Founder of The Museum of Everything /The Gallery of Everything), LEAH GORDON (Artist, Founder Ghetto Biennale), AXELLE LIAUTAUD (Director, le Centre d’Art d’Haïti), JOHN CUSSANS (Artist, Writer, Researcher) and GISCARD BOUCHETTE (Curator and Critic).

This event is a part of FORUM, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s Programme of talks, performances and screenings. Entry to the talks is free for all the ticket holders. To purchase your ticket, click here