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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents "Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists Since 1940"

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Image courtesy of the Artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel,Paris; photo by Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present "Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists Since 1940, a thematic exhibition inspired by the history of Surrealism in the Caribbean with connections to notions of the Afrosurreal in the United States. With a global perspective, "Surrealism and Us" is the first intergenerational show dedicated to Caribbean and African diasporic art presented at the Modern.

Inspired by the essay “1943: Surrealism and Us” by Suzanne Césaire, the exhibition presents over 50 works from the 1940s to the present day, in a wide range of media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. Centered on the intersection of Caribbean aesthetics, Afrosurrealism, and Afrofuturism, the exhibition explores how Caribbean and Black artists interpreted a modernist movement. Artworks, framed within a pre-existing history of Black resistance and creativity, illustrate how Caribbean and Black artists reinterpreted the European avant-garde for their own purposes.

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Image info: Allora & Calzadilla, Graft, 2021 (detail), Recycled polyvinyl chloride and paint, Variable dimensions, Edition of 3 + 2 AP. A&C21 2

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present "Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists Since 1940, a thematic exhibition inspired by the history of Surrealism in the Caribbean with connections to notions of the Afrosurreal in the United States. With a global perspective, "Surrealism and Us" is the first intergenerational show dedicated to Caribbean and African diasporic art presented at the Modern.

Inspired by the essay “1943: Surrealism and Us” by Suzanne Césaire, the exhibition presents over 50 works from the 1940s to the present day, in a wide range of media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. Centered on the intersection of Caribbean aesthetics, Afrosurrealism, and Afrofuturism, the exhibition explores how Caribbean and Black artists interpreted a modernist movement. Artworks, framed within a pre-existing history of Black resistance and creativity, illustrate how Caribbean and Black artists reinterpreted the European avant-garde for their own purposes.

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Image info: Allora & Calzadilla, Graft, 2021 (detail), Recycled polyvinyl chloride and paint, Variable dimensions, Edition of 3 + 2 AP. A&C21 2

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WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
https://www.themodern.org/exhibition/surrealism-and-us-caribbean-and-african-diasporic-artists-1940

TICKET INFO

$10-$16; Free for kids under 18.

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