Nancy Cunard, la passeuse
“We know Nancy Cunard in France. She spent most of her life there and later on, let alone her, the intellectual history of part of this century " Louis Aragon, 1960
When she arrived in Paris in the 1920s, Nancy Cunard frequented the avant-garde and found a liberating environment for her sexuality and her intellectual and creative activities. At the same time poet, collector of non-Western art, model, editor and journalist, Nancy Cunard was an essential facilitator in the Anglo-Saxon and French modernity of the time. Through this central figure of cosmopolitan modernity, this conference will address the intellectual and artistic milieu which enabled Cunard to create his impressive and famous Negro Anthology (1931-1934).
Sarah Frioux Salgas is responsible for the archives and documentation of the collections at the media library of the Quai Branly museum. Since 2019, she has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Gradhiva and since 2020 co-directs the Déborder collection at Nouvelles Editions Place. She has curated several exhibitions at the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, including "Présence Africaine. A forum, a movement, a network" (2009), "L’atlantique noir by Nancy Cunard. Negro Anthology (1931-1934) "(2013)," Dakar 66. Chronicles of a pan-African festival "(2016).
21st of September 2021, at 6.30pm