Leonora Carrington: Living Legacies
  • Author : Ailsa Cox
  • Release Date : 03 March 2020
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 13 : 9781622739080

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Book excerpt: The English born artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) has received much critical acclaim and achieved stellar status in Mexico, where she lived and worked for most of her life, having fled Europe via Spain in tormenting circumstances. Leonora Carrington: Living Legacies brings together a collection of chapters that constitute a range of artistic, scholarly and creative responses to the realm of Carrington emphasizing how her work becomes a medium, a milieu, and a provocation for new thinking, being and imagining in the world. The diversity of contributions from scholars, early career researchers, and artists, include unpublished papers, interviews, creative provocations, and writing from practice-led interventions. Collectively they explore, question, and enable new ways of thinking with Carrington’s legacy. Wishing to expand on recent important scholarly publications by established Carrington researchers which have brought historical and international significance to the artist’s legacy, this volume offers new perspectives on the artist’s relevance in feminist thinking and artistic methodologies. Conscious of Carrington’s reluctance to engage in critical analysis of her artwork we have approached this scholarly task through a lens of give and return that the artist herself musingly articulates in her 1965 mock-manifesto Jezzamathatics: “I was decubing the root of a Hyperbollick Symposium … when the latent metamorphosis blurted the great unexpected shriek into something between a squeak and a smile. IT GAVE, so to speak, in order to return.” (Aberth, 2010:149). In adopting her playful conjecture, this publication seeks to bring Carrington and her work to further prominence.

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Leonora Carrington Living Legacies

Author : Ailsa Cox,Roger Shannon,James Hewison,Michelle Man
Publisher : Vernon Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The English born artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) has received much critical acclaim and achieved stellar status in Mexico, where she lived and worked for most of her life, having fled Europe via Spain in tormenting circumstances. Leonora Carrington: Living Legacies brings together a collection of chapters that constitute a ...

Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

Author : Ailsa Cox,James Hewison,Michelle Man
Publisher : Vernon Press
Genre : Art
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The English born artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) has received much critical acclaim and achieved stellar status in Mexico, where she lived and worked for most of her life, having fled Europe via Spain in tormenting circumstances. Leonora Carrington: Living Legacies brings together a collection of chapters that constitute ...

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : New York Review of Books
Genre : Fiction
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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Publisher : CRC Press
Genre : Music
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Author : Joanna Moorhead
Publisher : Virago Press
Genre : Uncategorized
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Publisher : Modern Language Association
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Publisher : Lund Humphries Pub Limited
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Publisher : Fulgur Press
Genre : Art
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