Foreign Agent presents The Jumbee Sea, Lisandro Suriel’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The Jumbee Sea is rooted in magical realism, weaving together mythology and hauntology, building a mysterious and sensuous world featuring otherworldly figures of Black cosmology within a dreamlike tropical habitat. The Jumbee Sea draws from the artist’s on-going project Ghost Island, which explores the complex, dynamic and undocumented web of influences of Black Atlantic identity, while contesting the colonial histories of the West
Indies, and specifically in Saint Martin.
The Jumbee Sea is less about what is known and taught in the history books and more about the “not knowing” and the “unknown” of history and identity; the spiritual, the ghostly, the haunting – what survives after loss. In this exhibition, the artist reconfigures local collective memory by resurrecting lost Black Atlantic voices.
Lisandro Suriel is a contemporary visual artist born in 1990 in Saint Martin.
Tuesday to Friday: 2 – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm & by appointment
64 avenue d’Ouchy
1006 Lausanne, Switzerland