On Friday 2nd December, the Design Museum hosts a discussion event in response to their exhibition Objects of Desire – Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today. The discussion will explore the legacies of Surrealism, and crucially, how practitioners today are moving beyond the exclusive definition of Surrealism employed by Andre Breton. One of these talks will explore the role of gender fluidity and subversion within Surrealism; the role women played within the group and the comparative recognition they receive by art history; the emphasis on eroticism as a liberating force, and the ambiguous position occupied by queer and non-binary members of the group. The contemporary artist Sarah Pucill who engages directly with the legacy and work of the Surrealist artist Claude Cahun, will be in conversation alongside the art historian Alyce Mahon.