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Too Bright To See

Gallery Installation preceding the feature THE BALLAD OF SUZANNE CESAIRE

Director Madeline Hunt-Ehrlich’s experimental narrative artwork Too Bright to See draws on her extensive research on the legacy of Suzanne Roussi-Césaire, a writer and anticolonial and feminist activist from Martinique who, along with her husband, Aimé Césaire, was at the forefront of the Négritude movement during the first half of the 20th century. Roussi-Césaire would also become an important Surrealist thinker, influencing the likes of painter Wifredo Lam and writer André Breton. However, despite her critical contributions to Caribbean thought and Surrealist discourse, until recently much of her work was overlooked.

Currently screening at the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art through August 17, 2024.

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