Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium – Part 1: Dominic Willsdon, Neil Cox

Welcome. Dominic Willsdon, Tate Modern Public programmes.
Under the sign of the eight pointed golden star: a sadistic history of art. Neil Cox

Surrealist poet Paul Éluard wrote that the Marquis de Sade ‘wished to give back to civilised man the force of his primitive instincts and to liberate the amorous imagination from its fixations’. This discussion considered the importance for surrealism of Sade’s life and work, and asked what significance he continues to have in a wider, contemporary cultural context.

Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium – Part 2: Simon Baker

Surrealism, Sade and the French Revolution. Simon Baker

Surrealism, Sade and the French Revolution. 2001 Tate symposium. Video coverage of Simon Baker’s presentation.

Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium – Part 3: Annie Le Brun

Presentation. Annie Le Brun (The presentation is in French)

Surrealism, Sade and the French Revolution. 2001 Tate symposium. Video coverage of Annie Le Brun’s presentation. NB This presentation is in French.

Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium – Part 4: John Phillips

Literary Workouts: Sade and the Perfect Body. John Phillips

 Surrealism, Sade and the French Revolution. 2001 Tate symposium. Video coverage of John Phillips’s presentation, Literary Workouts: Sade and the Perfect Body

Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium – Part 5: Adrian Rifkin

Presentation. Adrian Rifkin

 Surrealism, Sade and the French Revolution. 2001 Tate symposium. Video coverage of Adrian Rifkin’s presentation

Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium – Part 6: Panel discussion

Panel/audience discussion: Neil Cox, Simon Baker, Annie Le Brun, John Phillips, Adrian Rifkin. Chair: Dominic Willsdon

 Surrealism, Sade and the French Revolution. 2001 Tate symposium. Video coverage of final panel and audience discussion: Neil Cox, Simon Baker, Annie Le Brun, John Phillips, Adrian Rifkin. Chair: Dominic Willsdon

Sade, Surrealism and Since Symposium: 2001 Tate symposium. These recodings considered the importance for surrealism of Sade’s life and work, and asked what significance he continues to have in a wider, contemporary cultural context.