This week, The Performa Institute presents Get Ready for the Marvelous: Black Surrealism in Dakar, Fort-de-France, Havana, Johannesburg, New York City, Paris, Port-au-Prince, 1932-2013, a two-day symposium focusing on international black artists who were directly or tangentially involved in Surrealism, engaging with it as an ideology, artistic movement, and a state of mind—a way of being in the world—and their influence on contemporary art and culture throughout the African Diaspora.
Get Ready for the Marvelous will take place at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development this Friday and Saturday, February 8–9. As we count down the days, we’ll be revealing glimpses of some of the fascinating material that will be shared at the conference. Join us! A full schedule of the symposium is available here.
Today, we have artist Simone Leigh, who will be sharing her work at Get Ready for the Marvelous:
Simone Leigh and Liz Magic Laser, BREAKDOWN, 2011. Digital video.
Get Ready for the Marvelous was organized by Performa’s Associate Curator, Performa Institute, Adrienne Edwards.