What draws so many female artists – historical and contemporary – to spiritualism, dreams and alternative belief systems?
Overlooked by (male) art historians for decades, artists’ explorations of spiritual and mythical realms are now being recognised as important challenges to the universal ideal of the ‘Man of Reason’, with the last Venice Biennale titled The Milk of Dreams after a story by legendary Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington.
To discuss their part in this reappraisal of the otherworldly are Joanna Moorhead, Carrington’s cousin and author of new biography Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington; and Jennifer Higgie, former Frieze magazine editor and author of The Other Side: A Journey into Women, Art and the Spirit World.
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