Surrealism and Us Exhibition Symposium

Hector Hyppolite, Macanda, c. 1947

Hector Hyppolite
Macanda, c. 1947 (detail)
Oil on board 
18 1/2 x 20 7/8 inches
Josh Feldstein
Photograph by Matthew Sherman

  • May 18, 2024 10:00 AM


May 18, 10 am – 2 pm
Free Admission

The Modern presents a daylong symposium co-organized by Curator Maria Elena Ortiz and independent scholar Negarra A. Kudumu. This symposium will take a deeper look into Suzanne Césaire’s reflections on the utility of Surrealism as a tool for liberation in Martinique and the broader Caribbean. We will explore the artistic production of artists in the exhibition who are working to engage with the legacy of Cesaire’s Afrosurrealism through a series of panel discussions, a film screening, and a performance.  

Supported in part by Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, along with promotional support provided by Glasstire. 

Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation