Delve into the world of French photographer, painter and poet Dora Maar. An icon of Surrealism, Maar is best known for her photography and photomontages depicting post-war anxieties and the internal horrors of the mind.
Despite an illustrious and commercially successful career, Maar’s work was often overlooked, her role as Picasso’s lover and ‘weeping woman’ dominating world view. With an exhibition of her work travelling from Paris to London at the Tate Modern, Maar is only now receiving mainstream recognition.
An inspirational figure and a timely reminder that there are many artists whose work was impacted and oppressed behind the Iron Curtain. This event will be led by artists influenced by Maar’s work and artists who have faced similar challenges to delve into Maar’s legacy through poetry, performance and discussion.
Featuring former Young Barbican poet, writer and filmmaker Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Centre Pompidou’s curators of the Dora Maar exhibition, Karolina Lewandowska and Damarice Amao, and musician Marouf Majidi, visiting from Finland, who will perform live on the night.