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Surrealism: Imagining A New World

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Why did Surrealism appeal to artists all over the world?

Curator Carine Harmand traces how the Surrealist movement was taken up by artists in Egypt, Mexico, and by African American artists in the US, as a way to challenge authority and imagine a new world.

Traditional stories of Surrealism have focused on Paris in the 1920s, but here Harmand explores how artists across the globe have been inspired and united by Surrealism as part of an international network.

Filmed on the occasion of:\ Surrealism Beyond Borders*\ *Tate Modern\ 24 February -- 29 August 2021


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Carine Harmand is an art curator, currently working as Assistant Curator of International Art at Tate Modern in London. Harmand is a trustee of Mimosa House, London, a space dedicated to platforming women and queer artists and focusing on the fluidity of identity. She is on the advisory board of the Santo Domingo Centre for Excellence in Latin American Research at the British Museum, London. Harmand has worked previously in a curatorial capacity in Cameroon, Mozambique and South Africa, and was co-curator of the exhibition I am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria at the British Museum in 2016. She holds an MA in Archaeology and Curatorial Studies from the School of the Louvre, Paris and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory from the University of Essex.

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